Saturday, December 11, 2010

Advent Day 11


Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash

Bumble Bee

Reading: The bumble bee is a symbol of industry, resourcefulness, and prosperity. Long ago farmer believed that bees hummed in honor of the baby Jesus on the first Christmas. These tiny creatures show us there is success and satisfaction in working together harmoniously while still enjoying the sweetness of life.

In Medieval times, it also has been said that that bees hum the 100th Psalm on Christmas Eve! Such interesting folklore, but there is enough fascinating facts about bees without any whimsy.

Did you know that those busy little honey bees take time to dance? However, even in that they have purpose. On May 12, 2005, a paper published in Nature reported how bees equipped with radar put an end to the "waggle dance" controversy. Nobel Prize winning zoologist Karl von Frisch, in the 1960s, proposed that honeybees use dance as a coded message to guide other bees to new food sources, many scientists did not accept this theory. However, more recent research using harmonic radar to track the flight of bees has proven that bees flew straight to the vicinity of the feeding site after attending a "waggle dance", just as von Frisch predicted.

~ My Lord, there are such simple things to examine and say it should not work and yet it does. Things that are wondrous and miraculous and unexplainable, but so easily understood as being possible simply because You created it. ~

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