Daily Devotional – February 8
Does a bumblebee have two or four wings? It has four wings. The wings are in pairs coupled together by a row of hooks on the back wing that grip in a groove on the rear edge of the front wing. As the bee gets ready to fly, its wings unfold causing the hooks to fall into the groove and lock in place. Now the wings are a single, large flight surface. A bumblebee can fly up, down, sideways, backwards and forwards, with a speed over 6 mph. The bee flaps its wings about 200 times a second, causing the buzzing noise we hear. Why is a bumblebee made with short wings? Watch it move around inside a flower to see the bee fold its wings and lay them along its back. Long wings would stick out and the bee would not be able to turn in tight spaces. The wings are specially designed. The way the bee’s wings couple together with hooks in a groove could not have come about by accident and chance; it was specifically designed for the work the bumblebee does.
If I take the wings of the morning,…
~ Psalm 139:9
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett