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The BEE or the FLOWER...which came first, since one can not evolve without the other???


Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • it takes a chicken to lay an egg.

    You are discriminating against the dinosaurs, fish, ducks, and lizards.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:04 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • The flower came first. On the 3rd day God created vegetation, seed bearing plants and treees. Then on the fifth day God created living creatures of the water and land. Its in Genesis chapter 1

    Answer by Emma7-11-09 at 12:03 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • There were probably some bee like insects that could eat nectar or sap..pretty much bees that had different options and were not specialized yet. Same with flowers ...there were probably plants that relied on winds or birds and animals. Bees and flowers met, fell in love and then began to specialize..producing more pollen and feeding exclusively on nectar.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Good Answer Emma7-11-09 now I know the answer to what came first the chicken or the egg :)

    The chicken of course since God created all living creatures first and it takes a chicken to lay an egg.


    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 12:17 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • I have to go with anon on this.

    Answer by Alanaplus3 at 6:42 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • The flower obviously. FLowers don't need bee's. there are other species, like some bats, and some birds, that pollinate as well. You can go to

    and it talks about the evolution of plants.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:29 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Neither really NEEDS the other. Early bees could possibly have lived on other sources or nutrition. And as we learned in first grade science, pollination takes place in any number of ways, not just bees. The wind, rain, and all sizes of animals would have contributed to the evolution of plants, with or without flowers. Although in actuality both appear in the fossil record during the Cretaceous period, about 65-70 million years ago. So it would seem that they actually evolved around the same time and would have had each other from the get...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:50 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Per the process of evolution, bees would not have necessarily lived on nectar. The presentation of new flora certainly would have (and did) cultivate insects into what they are today, which is ever changing.

    Neither NEEDED the other (animals, other insects cross-pollinate, and even other plants- depending on how they release their spore/pollen can reproduce without an external cross-pollinator).

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:56 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • It is difficult to say, since the two obviously evolved into a relationship that relies on one-another I would assume that they evolved into the form in which they are currently known around the same time. The previous anon explained it very well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 9, 2010