The Telegraph UK has a story one how often flies land on or buzz near Obama:
"Barak Obama provides landing pad for fly"
This really isn't an academic question. The Lord of the Flies is real.
Question: "Who was Beelzebub?"
Answer: “Beelzebub” is the Greek form of the name “Baal-zebub,” a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. It is a term signifying “the lord of flies” (2 Kings 1:2). Even archaeological excavations at ancient Philistine sites have uncovered golden images of flies. It was later on that the Jews changed the name to “Beelzeboul,” as used in the Greek New Testament, meaning “the lord of dung.” It referenced the god of the fly which was worshiped to obtain deliverance from the injuries of that insect. Some biblical scholars believe it was also known as "the god of filth" which later became a name of bitter scorn in the mouth of the Pharisees. As a result, he was a particularly contemptible deity and was used by the Jews as an epithet for Satan.
"And all winged insects are unclean for you; they shall not be eaten." (Deuteronomy 14:19)
"He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country." (Psalm 105:31)
"Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor." (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
Just sayin' ;)