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Bees could scale Mount Everest

The flight of the bumblebee may seem at first to be slow and cumbersome but new research claims these humble insects can reach altitudes higher than the peak of Mount Everest.

Despite their rotund bodies and relatively small wings, researchers from Wyoming found that bees can negotiate air so thin it would kill a human – making them the finest flyers in the insect world.

In a series of experiments, scientists placed wild bees in a flight chamber and while all managed to fly at heights of 7,500m (24,606ft), two exceed heights of 9,000m (29,528ft).

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