“And your Lord inspired the bee saying: Choose thou habitations in the hills and in the trees and in that which they thatch;
“Then eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of Thy lord, made smooth for thee. There comes forth from their bellies a drink diverse of hue, wherein is healing for mankind. Lo! Herein is indeed a portent for people to reflect.” (16: 68-69)
We notice here that the Quran offers preaching and healing to people at large, while it confines guidance and knowledge to some. Nothing is described by Allah and His Book as being a healer except the Quran and honey; they are the healers, one is the healer of the hearts, healing from misguidance and aberration, their doubts and confusions; and the other is the healer of bodies from many of their diseases, complications and ailments.
A bewildering fact about the bee, something that most people do not realize or notice is the way the bee reproduces, whether it is by delivery or transformation. Very few people imagine or get to know it! Indeed it doesn’t produce by either of those two methods, but by the most mind-boggling one!
As a bee goes to the meadows to pick nectar from the purest stuff on leaves, petals, flowers, grass etc.; it sucks it and this forms the essence of honey. Then it presses the condensed bit of that stuff onto the face of a leaf and sticks it onto its leg, forming it in the shape of lentil; then it fills with it the empty hexagons made of honey. Later on, the queen makes a round beginning with its habitation, breathes in it, and goes to other habitations for the same purpose. From this, life emerges by the will of Allah Almighty and so they come out as flying creatures.
This is a curious miracle and a sign that only a few get to know; it takes place by Divine inspiration, which guided the bees and taught them management, travelling, living, constructing and production.