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    Anybody remember the debate about the airplane on the treadmill?. Fun times. That spawned a lot of interesting ideas and debate. (Good old days w Evan etc)

    So I read a news story today. I guess a truck crashed with 40,000 pounds of bees in it. I was half heartedly chuckling to myself + thinking “well if they’re all in the air how much does the truck really carrying/weigh?”

    (Yes I know hives and honey weigh something)

    Let’s subtract that.
    Let’s say all bees, 40k lbs of them. What is net change in truck weight when they all decide to hover?
    (I”ve felt the brief down pressure of a 737 50’ over me before)

    What say you?
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    I say your a masochist!
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    What is net change in truck weight when they all decide to hover?
    (I”ve felt the brief down pressure of a 737 50’ over me before)

    What say you?
    Maybe that's what happened. They all decided to hover at once ...or few over to one side!
    "OK boys, altogether now. We can get outta here. ...on my signal."

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    None of your beeswax.

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    I feel very badly for the beekeeper and the farmers, and I hope they had insurance on the load.

    That said, let it bee.

    In other words RUN !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnl View Post
    Maybe that's what happened. They all decided to hover at once ...or few over to one side!
    "OK boys, altogether now. We can get outta here. ...on my signal."
    So you're implying they have a Hive mentality?
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    So you're implying they have a Hive mentality?
    Well the queen(s) probably coordinated their efforts.

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    I knew this would bee interesting
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    This isn't the first time this has happened. I remember a few years back seeing on TV a similar mishap, either in California, or enroute there. It might not've been a wreck, but rather a mechanical breakdown.

    Seems like, in that instance, there was an issue with keeping the bees from over heating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikosmd View Post
    Good old days ?
    the good old days? yeah right, what a Buzz kill. you had to Comb the place looking for someone that could Wax eloquently, while the drama Queens Droned on and on that "its all about Me(ad)"
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