When stuck in water, bees create a wave and hydrofoil atop it

Image of honey bee surfing in smooth water.

(Phys.org/California Institute of Technology) When a bee lands on water, the water sticks to its wings, robbing it of the ability to fly. However, that stickiness allows the bee to drag water, creating waves that propel it forward. The motion has never been documented in other insects and may represent a unique adaptation by bees. Editor: Check out the video of the bee in water.