Does anybody know if the phenomena described here is just a strangely-worded description of something that actually happens with honeybees....or is it total hogwash? Maybe honeybees really do fold their wings tightly when they're inside the hive. I don't know. Obviously, the writer in 1914 thought it looked like the bee was "unhooking" and "re-hooking" his wings, like when you take your shoes off at the door and put em back on when you leave. Hm!
LOL...did the picture help you imagine the honeybee at all?