Rise Of The Insect Drones 1-29-14 "Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines." Engineers will NEVER be able to come close to replicating a bee. A bee, or any pollinator, is more than a collection of wires and sensors. There is an intelligence there only gained thru millions of years trial and error that an invention in a lab has no way of matching.