If going outside isn't enough to cool down, honeybees
will practice what Tom Seeley, professr of biology in the department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, calls "social ventilation." The bees will stand at the entrance to the hive, line up, and beat their wings in synchrony to generate air velocities of more than 6 feet per second. "It's quite a breeze, you can put your hand in front of a hive and actually feel a draft," Seeley said.
Lynda V. Mapes, Keeping Their Cool, Seattle Times, July 29, 2016, p. B1