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How do bees know which flowers to visit, and where on the flowers to land?To read the rest, buzz on over to "Flowers Create ‘Electric Landing Lights’ for Bees".
Visual cues are part of the answer. It has already been known that bees and other insects see flowers differently than humans do. Bees can sense both visible and ultraviolet light, and many flowers have markings in both wavelength (color) bands, which help to both attract pollinating insects from a distance, then guide them in to the center areas where they can find the nectar (and at the same time pollinate the flower). Bees can also detect plumes of fragrance from flowers.
It was also previously known that flowers have a slight negative electrical charge, whereas bees pick up a slight positive charge by colliding with dust particles while flying through the air. It had previously been observed with high-speed video that just before a bee lands on a flower, the positively-charged pollen particles on the bees’ legs jump across the gap and stick to the negatively charged flower.
A remarkable system is in place for flowers to practically give lighted signs to guide bees to where they want to go. Evolutionists cannot offer a satisfactory explanation for the arrangement, which was clearly designed by the Creator.