Are Bees more successful than Flies?

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Have you ever wondered why bees get stuck inside your house, but flies and wasps don’t? A simple experiment provided the answer for me:

If you put an equal number of bees and flies in a glass bottle and keep the bottle horizontal with the open end away from the light, the bees will not be able to get out of the bottle while the flies will.

Bees are quite smart and know that opening must be the place from which light is visible. They do not understand glass and hence kept banging against it.

However, the flies are quite ignorant of all this intellectual reasoning and therefore fly hither and thither, discovering the opening quite by chance and fly off to freedom.

"The bee's intelligence is it's undoing."

"Are there too many bees formulating company strategy and not enough flies?"

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