Bumblebees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest? ‘Remarkable’ Trait In Alpine Bees Puzzles Scientists

February 5, 2014 6:18 PM

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Bumblebees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest? ‘Remarkable’ Trait In Alpine Bees Puzzles Scientists

Bumblebees may have the ability to soar to great heights, a new study suggests.

The findings, published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, reveals that the tiny insect has the capacity to fly at elevations greater than Mount Everest. While they would not be able to survive the frigid Himalayan temperatures, researchers determined bumblebees could stay in flight in lo...

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