Remarks about Surate Annahl and the intime relation beetween the numbers 8 and 16




16-68-   And your Lord taught the honey bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and   in (mens) 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. (Surat an-Nahl (The Bee), 68-69)


Bees usually have to fly long distances and trace large areas to find food. They collect flower dust and honey constituent within a range of 800 m. from their hive. The bee which finds the flowers flies back to the hive to inform others about their place. But, how will this bee describe the place of the flowers to its friends in the hive? By dancing! The bee returning to the hive starts to make some sort of a dance. This dance is a means of expression used to tell other bees the location of the flowers. This dance repeated many times by the bee, includes all the information about the inclination, direction, distance and other details of the food source that enable other bees to reach it.

This dance is actually an 8 figure constantly repeated by the bee. The bee forms the middle part of the figure 8 by shaking its tail and making zig zags. The angle between the zig zags and the line between the sun and the hive, gives the exact direction of the food source (the below picture).



More about Quran and  bees :

Remarks :

a) Bassam Jarrar (Noon center ) noticed that the  bee possess 16 chromosoms and that is the number of the Sura Annahl.

b) He noticed too that the word Bee occurs in verse 68 and this verse has 13 words  and    68 * 13 = 884 . Then  he counted the words from the beginning of the sura till the word Bee in verse 68 and at his surprise there were exactly 884 words !!!!!

Now what abou t the number 8 ?

We saw in the article above that the dance of the bee is in the form of an EIGHT and I think that he has  a relation with our sura.

First remark :

The sura The Bee has 128 verses. And if we divide 128 with 8 we get 16 !!!and this is the number of our sura.( By the way notice that :  8 * 2 = 16 )

Second remark :

If you count the words of the last verse number 128 we have 8 words !!! and 32 letters(double of 16).and   :  8 * 32 = 256 = 16 * 16

Lets multiplicate the last verse (128) with 8 (words) : 128  * 8 = 1024  and  1024 = 32!!! (32 = 16+16 = letters of this verse)  

Note that the number 32 play an important role in the life of the this article of Harun Yahia :

Regulation of humidity:

Temperature in the hive has to be 32 degrees Celsius for 10 months of the year during the brooding period. Humidity, which principally causes honey to attain its protective quality, must be kept within a certain limit in the hive. If this limit is exceeded, then the honey gets spoiled upon loosing its protective and nutritious qualities. In order to constantly maintain the temperature and humidity in the hive within these exact limits, a special "ventilation group" is appointed just for this important task.

Air conditioning: Bees ventilate the hive to make it cool and produce honey containing the right humidity caliber. The same ventilation system is used to safeguard the hive from smoke and air pollution. During a hot day, it is easy to observe the bees ventilating the hive. The entrance of the hive is full of bees and by clamping on the wooden floor they fan the hive using their wings. In a standard hive, the entering air is forced to leave from the other side. The extra ventilators in the hive also labor for pushing the air to four different directions.

This time another question comes to mind, how do the bees "plan" and "carry out" the operations for the regulation of humidity and air conditioning? These operations need immense "intelligence" and "consciousness". We already know that it is not possible for these animals to possess these abilities. Then, the real source of this intelligence and consciousness must be found.

fourth remark :

Two verses are talking about the Bee : 68 and 69 .

68+69 = 137.

Lets look for the verse 8 and 16 :























13 * 68 = 884




 We see that this table brings all the elements of sura Annahl :

128 : total of verses or last verse

8 :  total of the words of this last verse

32  : total of letters of this last verse

68 : number of the verse where occurs the word Bee

137 : the total of the sum of the verses where Allah speaks about the bee (68+69)

884 : the total of the words  from the beginning of the sura  till the word Bee or the product of verse number where occurs the word bee (68) with his words (13)

You can see that the sum of verse 8 and 16 is 24 . 8+16= 24

Now if make the sum of the words and letters of verse 16 you have 4 (words) + 20 (letters) = 24

Remark 5 :

I wanted to know where is the middle of the sura 16. This sura has (if I didnt made errors ) has 7723 letters. That means that the middle is : 7723 / 2 = 3861.5 .And because half letter doesnt exist we take 3861 letters. And you will be surprised to know tha the letter 3861 ist exactly the last one of the verse 69 (the last verse that speak about  the Bee.)

Remark 6 :

We have 8 time the number 19 : one is the 19 th verse; 6 verses have 19 words and one verse has 19 letters .( 1+6+1=8)

Now whats about  the cells of the bee ?


16-68-   And your Lord taught the honey bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and   in (mens) habitations;

Bees have been using the hexagonal structure for the construction of the honeycombs for millions of years. (There is a bee fossil is found dating 100 million years.) It is a wonder why they have chosen the hexagonal structure rather than octagonal, or pentagonal? The answer is given by the mathematicians: hexagonal structure is the most suitable geometric form for maximum use of unit area If the honeycomb cells were constructed in another form, then there would be areas left out of use; thus less honey would be stored, and less bees would be able to benefit from it.

As long as their depths are the same, a triangle or quadrangle cell would hold the same amount of honey as a hexagonal cell. But, among all these geometric forms, hexagon is the one with the shortest circumference. Whilst they have the same volume, amount of wax required for hexagonal cells is less than that required for a triangular or quadrangular one.

So, the conclusion is: Hexagonal cell requires minimum amount of wax for construction while it stores maximum amount of honey. This result, obtained after many complex geometrical calculations, can surely not have been calculated by bees themselves. These tiny animals use the hexagon form innately, just because they are taught and inspired so by their Lord.

The hexagonal design of the cells is practical in many aspects. Cells fit to each other and they share each others walls. This, again, ensures maximum storage with minimum wax. Although the walls of the cells are rather thin, they are strong enough to sustain a few times of their own weight.

Besides the side walls, the same principle of maximum saving is considered also while the bottom edges are constructed.

Combs are built as a slice with two lines lying back to back, where the connection point problem occurs. This problem is solved by constructing the bottom surfaces of cells by combining three equilateral quadrangles. When three cells are built on one face of the comb, the bottom surface of one cell on the other face is automatically constructed.

As the bottom surface is composed of equilateral quadrangle wax plaques, the depth increases in these cells, which results in an increase in the volume and thus in the amount of honey to be stored.

I think that there is a relation beetween sura Annahl with her hexagonal cell and the next sura, sura 17 Al Isra orBani Israil wich fortell the end of the second state of Israel.Soon I will publish something about it.  

To be continued


Unique in the World : 19 and the magic Hexagon


William Radcliffe


Walter Hoppe






Walnut and Cherry



In 1895, William Radcliffe discovered, after much trial and error, that nineteen hexagonal pieces numbered from 1 to 19 can be assembled so that each row of three, four or five hexagons adds up to 38. In 1963, Charles Trigg proved that it is the only magic hexagon of any size!








Σ = 38 = 19 * 2

This is a diameter-5 magic hexagon. Each integer from 1 to 19 appears exactly once, and the sum of the numbers along any column or diagonal is the same (38 = 19 * 2). It is easy to prove that 1 and 5 are the only possible magic hexagon diameters, using the numbers from 1 to the hexagon size. The diameter-1 magic hexagon is trivial, and the diameter-5 magic hexagon is essentially unique. (There are 12 variations which arise by rotating and reflecting the hexagon under the action of the dihedral group of order 12). More about hexagone :  

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