Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Calibrating the Bee Odometer

                              Today's Creation Moment: Calibrating the Bee Odometer

 Psalm 31:3    "For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." 

 When a honeybee finds a good source of food, she returns to the hive to tell fellow bees where it is. Her dance tells nest mates the direction of the source from the nest and how far away it is. Researchers have long puzzled over how the bee knows the distance she has traveled. Several theories have been proposed, but until now, none have been proven.
Honeybees on combSeveral years ago, an international research team convincingly demonstrated how bees know how far they have traveled visually. Researchers trained bees to fly through a 30 foot tube by placing food at the far side. Then they placed a checkerboard pattern inside the tube designed to make the bees think they had flown farther than they really had. Researchers found that the pattern made the bees think they had flown 31 times farther than they really had. After watching the bees that had gone through the tricky tube, researchers calculated that for every 18 degrees an image travels across the bee's eye, she will dance for one millisecond as she communicates her discovery. As one researcher put it, they have calibrated the bees' odometer.
Bees themselves are a wonder of design. The way they communicate their finds with one another are even more difficult to explain by those who accept evolution. These are all designs of the Creator Who wishes to guide us to Himself. He communicates with us through His Word that tells us of salvation through the forgiveness of sins that is found in His Son, Jesus Christ.
I can't believe there's only one more day of Creation Moment month!!! 
Can you believe it's almost October? Are you excited for the Fall? Have a good and godly day!!
Much love in Christ,
Ashley

3 comments:

  1. Good morning, dear Ashley! Your creation posts have been such a joy to read. My 7-year-old son loves creation and all things Science so these posts have been fun to read to him.

    Thank you for the visit to my blog the other day. You asked a question about The Mistress of Tall Acre and if it was appropriate for a young teen... I would say "yes" it is just fine :) There is some romance, but I did not find it inappropriate. Laura Frantz always writes a wonderful story.

    Hugs to you!

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  2. WOW, another great post , thanks for all you post, keep up the good work , keep looking up.

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  3. Bees are wonderful creatures--and honey is so good! A lady I knew who lived to be 109 made a whole scrapbook about bees.

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