Bees: A Honey of a Problem for Evolution

Photograph: Rex Features

Photograph: Rex Features

Bees are fascinating insects.  They come in many different sizes, shapes and colors.  Throughout the world, there are about 20,000 species of bees.  Most people are afraid of bees and run from them because of their painful stings.

But did you know that if all of the bees in the world were to die today, that within a year there would be the worst famine in history and hundreds of millions of people would die of starvation.  Many insects pollinate flowers, but not like bees do.  Many farmers have bee hives near their fields to insure their crops get pollinated.  Without the bees nearby, many crops would fail or not produce nearly as much as they do with bees.

Some plants rely entirely on bees to pollinate them.  For one reason or another, very few other insects pollinate some of these flowers.  Without bees, a number of plants would soon become extinct.

And this is why they pose a problem for evolution.

According to most evolutionists, flowers evolved about 200 million years ago and bees evolved only 100 million years ago.  So how did all of the evolving plants get pollinated for the first 100 million years without bees?

Evolutionists suggest that perhaps other animals or insects may have pollinated the flowers during this time, but that presents another problem.  According to them, mammals were barely starting to evolve from reptiles about that time and birds didn’t come along for at least another 50 million years.  The insects that had evolved were often too big to fit inside a flower to pollinate it, such as dragonflies with 3 foot wingspans.

The difference of 100 million years is a huge problem for evolutionists and they know it, but they continue to create stories to try to hide the problem of no bees.

The Bible also teaches that flowers existed before bees, but it wasn’t 100 million years earlier.  In Genesis 1:11-13 it says that God created plants on Day 3 of Creation:

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

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