Plus – Melipona Bee Defies Evolution

Melipona Bee ©WikiC

Melipona Bee ©WikiC

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17 KJV)

While reading an article from Sage Brush’s “The Vine Vigil” he included this video from exploration films:

To find out more about this relationship between bees and the vanilla bean plus other videos, go to:

God’s Creation – Vanilla Beans and Melipona Bees

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. (Psalms 148:5 KJV)


Just realized this little jewel has been written about before, but Sage Brush’s article is very interesting.


4 thoughts on “Plus – Melipona Bee Defies Evolution

  1. The Melipona bee’s special service for the vanilla flower is featured in Dr. Jobe Martin’s DVD, INCREDIBLE CREATURES THAT DEFY EVOLUTION, vol. 3, chapter XII (Reel Productions, 2004), and is noted in “Survival of the Fitted: God’s Providential Programming” [see ], saying: “the vanilla bean, … has a short flowering cycle (less than one day!) during which the pollinating Melipona bees must act, or else vanilla reproduction fails”. Not only did God bless the animals, big and small (including Melipona bees), telling them to “be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 1:22), God also providentially programmed the animals to know how to act, and to have the right equipment to do what they need to do. God’s wisdom and cleverness is unsearchable! (By the way, Dr. Jobe Martin turns 75 on this April 30th, so if you want to tell him “happy birthday”, his email address is: !)

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  2. What wonderful and interesting footage on the bee and the vanilla orchard, thanks so much for sharing it, and again we see God’s intelligent design overiding mindless functional adaptation, one makes sense the other requires amazing imagination.

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  3. In Papua New Guinea where vanilla has been recently introduced could benefit from the insect if there is any possibility of keeping the Melipona bees in hives and incorporating in vanilla gardens. Currently there are a number of bees in PNG such as the A. Melifera and A, cerena and some native bees that needs to be studied.

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  4. A number of native bees are found in PNG but studies and benefits of them is not known and needs to be studied to find out if actually there some beneficial insects in PNG that are have the potential to pollinate vanilla in gardens. Some wild vanilla type orchids have been to have been pollinated without manual or hand pollination.

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