There are plenty of reasons why the average flight would get delayed. Someone threw up during the landing. The pilot called in sick. It’s a Southwest flight. None of them are ideal, but you’d understand why there’s a delay. But as it turns out, your flight could also be delayed because a swarm of bees decided to hang out on the wing. A Delta flight from Houston to Atlanta was delayed for several hours when bees took up residence on the end of one of the plane’s wings. Delta said it was concerned about the bees’ welfare and also wanted to make sure the wing wasn’t damaged in an attempt to remove them. In the end, all it needed to do was turn the engines on to get them to leave.