Mind-blowing facts about the life cycle of Bees in Quran and science 2023
Many of us think that bees, like other insects, come in two types. Female bee and male bee. The female bees produce the offspring, and the male bees do the rest. This is what many people believe. But the fact is, the life cycle of bees is quite different from that of other insects.
In 1973, Austrian scientist Karl Von-Frisch received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his successful research on ‘Physiology of Medicine’. His research topic was the life cycle of bees. While carrying out this research, he brought forward all such amazing things, which changed the entire belief of the common people. He used photography and other scientific methods to show that there are not two types of bees, but actually three types of bees. The first is the male bee. The second is the female bee. They do nothing but produce children. Apart from these two types, there are other types of bees. By sex, they are also female bees but slightly different.
As we know, male bees do everything from building the hive to collecting the honey. But this idea is wrong. The male bee does only one job, and that is to assist the queen bee in the reproductive process. Means, to assist in the production of children. Apart from this job, the male bee has no other job. And the third type of bees do the rest of the work, starting from the construction of the hive. They are also female bees by gender, but are naturally infertile. Simply put, they can be called barren.
Scientist Karl Von-Frisch named this special class of female bees Worker Bees. Their work is different from the queen bee. Because, the job of queen bee is to produce offspring, and the job of worker bee is other than giving birth.
More interestingly, the scientist Karl Von-Frisch also proved that when these worker bees go out to collect nectar from flowers, they do a very strange thing. That is, when a worker bee finds a flower garden in a place where When the sap can be collected, the bee informs its other mates about the flower garden.
The bee reports exactly the way he went to the garden. That is, the way he finds this garden, he tells others about the way. And, the other bees also reached that garden by following the path he told. Doesn’t change a bit.
Basically, Karl Von-Frisch proved that there are two types of female bees. Queen bee and worker bee. The two types of work are completely different. And, male bees do not build hives, collect honey. It is the female worker bees who do this. He won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1973 for proving these things.
The interesting thing is that the thing that science proved in 1973, that thing we called Quran 1500 years ago.
Since the Qur’an was revealed in Arabic, we must understand its meaning according to Arabic grammar.
There is a Surah in the Qur’an named after the bee. Which is called Surah An-Nahl. In the 68th verse of this Surah, ‘(O Muhammad) your Lord has ordered the bee to make hives in the mountains, in the trees and in the houses that people build.’ Here we are not talking about giving birth. Beehive construction is being talked about. And Karl Von-Frisch told us, the female worker bee does the work of building the beehive. Now we have to see which bee the Qur’an is giving this instruction to? The female bee? Or the male bee?
In Arabic grammar, the verb used to instruct the male bee to build a hive is ‘ittakhiz’ and the female bee is ‘ittakhizi’.
What is very surprising is that the Qur’an has used ‘Ittakhiji’ instead of ‘Ittakhij’ to command the bee in this verse. This means that the Qur’an is undoubtedly giving this instruction to the female bee, not to the male bee.