8 Miracle of Bees According to the Koran

Surat an-Nahl verses 68 and 69

"And your Lord revealed to the bees: Make nests in the hills, in the trees of trees, and in places made by men" (16; 68)

If observed there are at least eight miracles possessed by bees:
1. From the diversity of species and their habitat. Honey bees consist of several species with physical characteristics and "hangout" that are different from each other: there are Apis dorsata or forest bees, which are delayed as odeng, with areas spread around the sub-tropical and tropical regions of Asia such as Indonesia (from Sumatra to Papua), The Philippines and its surroundings. In addition, Apis laboriosa can be found in the Himalayan mountains.

2. From the nature of the polymorphism which is truly unique. Every member of the colony has very different anatomical, physiological and biological functions. Besides there are females who will become queen (queen) and male (drone), there is also a group of worker bees (worker bees), which are actually female bees but their reproductive organs are not fully developed. "Printing" of this sex itself has been realized long ago, even though it is still in the early phase of the egg. After mating, the queen bee will surround the nest to look for cells that are still empty. To remove an egg, it takes 0.5 minutes. After removing 30 items, the queen will take a 6-second break for her food to be placed at the base of the cell. Prospective worker bee eggs are stored in small cell sections, flat caps, and the most in number. While more male candidate eggs are placed in cells that are somewhat larger in size, with protruding lids and black spots in the middle. There are also prospective queen eggs placed in the largest, irregular cell and usually located at the edge of the nest.

Queen bee
3. In terms of the order of life. Bees are social insecticides that always live together and are interdependent. The division of tasks and organizations is very orderly, orderly, and disciplined on their own awareness to achieve optimum performance so that the continuity and ability to form colonies is very strong. Besides the individual duties, for example the queen bee has the task of laying eggs continuously; male bees marry the queen; while groups of worker bees keep and feed the larvae, build new cells and repair old ones, and process nectar into honey. There are also other tasks that are carried together, namely guarding the nest from enemy attacks.

Workers' Bees Their work and work continues
4. Eating good food, producing the best. Almost all flowering plants are "fields" for bees. From there these animals take nectar, pollen and water. Nectar is a complex compound produced by necterfier glands in the form of a solution, with sugar concentrations varying, from 5% to 70% or more nectar containing sugar, the more happy bees visit the flower and water, between 40% to 80%. While pollen, which is used by bees, especially as a source of protein, fat, carbon dioxide, and a little mineral is obtained from "antennae" or male sex cells of plants. One honey bee colony requires around 50 kg of pollen per year. About half of the pollen is used for larval food. As for the elements produced, besides honey, which is believed to be used as food and medicine for many diseases, there are also royal jelly, bee pollen, glue or propolis, beeswax or night (beeswax), and bee venom (bee venom or apitoxin).

5. Hard worker. Feeding bees are the "most senior" and most agile worker bees, with flight speeds reaching 65 km per hour, can travel 46 km nonstop. When carrying nectar, transported in flour bags that are on the feet, the speed is only 30 km per hour with wing vibration speeds of 250 times per second. To collect 1 kg of honey, a bee must travel 90,000-180,000 times and visit many flowers before returning to the nest. This means, if each trip traveled 3 km back and forth, a bee had to travel 3 x (90,000-180,000) miles to fulfill that task.

6. Having a unique way of communication between each other. Apart from chemical pheromones produced from the queen bee hipofarink glands - which function to regulate the activities of worker bees, as sexual attraction or as a colony guiding compass when migrating, the main bee is carried out by worker bees capable of communicating through dance. When a scout gets flower essence, it actually enters the nest, it will make movements in eight dances such as wagging the stomach, amidst a crowd of other bees. The dance and dance performed in a different and organized pattern. Through these conditions, other worker bees can find out the position of the intended food source without difficulty.

7. A careful architect. Bees build their nests in the form of hexagonal cells (hexagons). Besides being the most effective form of "warehouse" for storing honey, it must be admitted that this form can trap more oxygen and other elements they need compared to other geometric shapes, such as circles or rectangles. The construction of the nest itself starts from different angles and finally meets exactly in the middle.

8. Do not disturb unless disturbed. Bees - except the male - are equipped with a reliable weapon in the form of thorny stings, with poison inside. For those who are hypersensitive, any sting can cause a serious reaction. Even for those who are not hypersensitive, it will have no effect. Lucky bees rarely use it to interfere. For him, these weapons function as a tool to defend themselves when disturbed. It may be, because of the miracle that it has, bees are chosen to describe the whole person. Because the whole human being, the believer, according to the apostle is like a bee, does not eat except the good and beautiful, such as the flower that is fragrant; does not produce anything except good and useful, such as honey and various other products, besides being able to adapt well in various places, accept diversity, like working together, resilient in work, careful and precise in thinking and not disturbing, unless disturbed.


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