I was so surprised to see that we have another beehive in Riyadh. This beehive is bigger than the first beehive! I don’t know how long it’s been there, but the beehive is massive!!! It’s actually really scary to see so many bees up close – thankfully it is no where near any entrances or windows! The flowers are starting to bloom again so I’m sure there will be lots of nectar for them to feed on.
The closest encounter with bees, or anything yellow and black striped, was in Italy. The wasps had chosen to build a nest in the garden over the winter, and by the time summer came, there were thousands of wasps! For someone who grew up in a wildlife free zone, that was a scary experience!
At the Saudi Agriculture exhibition, the bee expert from the Saudi Beekeeping Industry said bees in Riyadh are rare, but do come every so often. So once again we are very lucky that the bees have chosen our home as their home too.
Below is an excerpt from the Qur’an, which mentions bees and honey.
Surah 16. The Bee
16:68 And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men’s) habitations;
16:69 Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.
A7ln wa s7ln! Thank you for choosing our home to make your home.