Monday, April 27, 2015

King Solomon, Pheromones, Bees, Wise Sayings



What are pheromones?
Definition of Pheromones 
A chemical substance that is usually produced by an animal and serves especially as a stimulus to other individuals of the same species for one or more behavioral responses. For example, musk perfume lotions to attract mates or bees to seek out fragrances to obtain nectars
Bees 
I have referenced below a Smithsonian scientific article of how bees are attracted by pheromones. 
King Solomon and Bees 
I referenced a poem written about King Solomon and Bees below which contains these verses.
While thus he pondered, presently he sees,
Hard by the casement,—so the story goes,—
A little band of busy, bustling bees,
Hunting for honey in a withered rose.
The monarch smiled, and raised his royal head;
“Open the window!”—that was all he said.
 
Wise Sayings 
I referenced below some origins of wise sayings related to smell. These sayings pertain to make a person be realistic or aware; to abandon a naïve or foolish notion.  For example:
Wake up and smell the roses. 
Wake up and smell the coffee. 
Purpose of this Post 
Scientifically, we know there is a chemical correlation to smell and brain functions in bees and mammals. Humans are mammals and as of yet , we do not  know everything in regards to our same capabilities.
The reason I am bringing this up, is a fellow blogger, (http://thegospelofbarney.com/), made a statement to me and I gave him a frustrated reply. After thinking more about his question, in my opinion, we should all think more seriously about his question which was this. 
“What if people took their citizenship seriously?”
In retrospect, I probably should have related pheromones in my reply and said this.
“I agree, and if we do not start doing this in the USA as you suggest, I smell trouble brewing.” 
You can decide if my mammal olfactory glands are connected properly (wisely) to my behavior thoughts.
Regards and good will blogging.
References 
Smithsonian HERE
Poem HERE
Wise Saying Origin HERE