# THE SURA ON THE HONEYBEES

We observe that the honeybee is mentioned more specifically in the
Quran than other animals (We presented this subject in the 41st and
the 42nd chapters). There are many mentions of animals in the Quran
but none of them play such a special part as the honeybee. The number of this sura is 16 and entitled The Honeybee (Nahl). The number
of this sura equals the number of the chromosomes of the male honeybee. The number of chromosome of the female honeybee is (2n)
which is equal to 32 (16×2). So the number of the sura indicates the
number of chromosomes. The number of chromosomes is like the
atomic number of that element, it cannot be changed. Everywhere in
the world, the number of chromosomes of the male honeybee is 16
and every female honeybee has 32 chromosomes. On the other hand,
the verse number of this sura is 128, this means; 8 times the number
of chromosomes of the male honeybee (16) and also 4 times the number of chromosomes of the female honeybee (32). Just like the number of this sura, the verse number is proportional to the number of
chromosomes of the honeybees.
In this sura, the verses 68 and 69 mention the honeybees. The first
verse, 68, has 13 words. If we count the words from the beginning of
this sura up to the word honeybee (nahl) in that verse, we come up
with 884 letters. Let us see if this number has any meaning. This number is equal to the verse number multiplied by the number of words
in that verse (68 x 13 = 884). Can this be coincidence? There are
many different ways in which the Quran shows its mathematical miracles.

What is the number of the sura
The Honeybee (Nahl)?=16
How many verses does the
sura The Honeybee have?=128(16×8)
The number of chromosomes
of the male honeybee=16
The number of chromosomes
of the female honeybee= 32 (16×2)