Bees travel between 15 to 22 miles an hour when they fly. According to Hives for Lives, bees flap their wings approximately 11,000 times per minute just to keep their pollen-loaded bodies aloft.
Although not speedy, bees travel in a radius of 3 to 5 miles from the main hive while feeding. Bees also use their wings to reduce the liquid in nectar to its honey-like state, at which time it is sealed in honeycombs for later use. Bees also use their wings to maintain the hive temperature between 92 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit.