Bees Butterfly Effect


Bees Butterfly EffectA small change in a parameter might cause a drastic effect and in much greater magnitude is referred to as The Butterfly Effect. Bees create their own butterfly effect in many ways. We may learn a lot from this bees' effect and draw important lessons.

I shared the following image on beBee and it invited for some very interesting comments. This fact encouraged me to write this buzz. As you see from the image a small act may with a simple look at a bee and end up with a sting. What is interesting is what happens after the sting.

Bees Butterfly Effect

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The buzz generated lovely feedback from prominent minds, to which I am very grateful. To accommodate for these views I am expanding on this graph by going beyond the Get the Sting phase in the above figure. I find a good way to incorporate all opinions by adding the Expanded Golden Circle and the Five Whys Tools as is shown in the figure below, The original Golden Circle addresses three questions: Why, How and What. In the Expanded Golden Circle I am adding also "Where" and "When" for reasons I am revealing later. Where and when cover the space-time relationship.

Bees Butterfly Effect


Let me illustrate by example. If you approach bees when they are hungry or thirsty they become aggressive. Because they are aggressive they try to rob other bees from their stored food. This makes the prey bees angry and a fight start. To alert the whole colony of a starting fight the bees release a pheromone. A "bees fight", in emulation of dogs fight, starts. As the fighting intensifies bees release more pheromones. The release of pheromones invites for more trouble as more bees join the battle. A positive feedback that quickly leads to havoc. Some bees get killed and their bodies invites for more pests and insects to feed on them. The bees fight that started as a small one ended in chaos. Now, if you get close enough to the fight and without protection you may get the sting. Not all stings are of same pain level. If you get it on the head it is less painful than getting it in the nose. So, selecting the wrong time (when) and the place where the bees were fighting combined determined to what extent to you were harmed. You may decrease the pain caused by the sting by how you treat it. Using false treatment methods may lead to the worsening of the pain.

Not all stings are bad. In fact, we need them sometimes if we want to advance. You may be aware of the analogy to fish. If you keep a tiny shark in a pond of fish the fish shall keep moving for fear of the shark may eat them. Likewise; ideas that are quiet in our minds may stay dormant. We need the bee sting to keep them moving and alive. On beBee we are the bees who sting each others' mind so that our thoughts may pollinate each other.


I dedicate this post to
CityVP Manjit for he has been a real sting of ideas in my mind. Stings that keep ideas alive so that they may propagate and develop. He commented on he original buzz by saying "Instead of saying "Get the Sting" I would say "Get the Honey". We live in a society that is politically stung, and where marketing buzz is being highly questioned. No one will ever find fault with the land of milk and honey. This is after all the honey bee and it is the bumble bee that can sting many times and Bumbles don't make honey. Let's not be a bumble bee like the politician or the marketer - be the honey bee, protect the hive, and make the honey. Even if I compare the honeybee to a Samurai, it is in the romanticism of the Bushido Code, and not the true reality of actual Samurai history. Focus not on the sting for it a reminder of the stung". I welcome all of your stings, dear Manjit.




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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

With all honesty I responded to the comments of Deb Helfrich without realizing they had already exchanged comments. Wisdom shall prevail and it doean't require great effort to see that wise people when talk together they elevate us

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Deb Lange combined make great sense. I do appreciate your extraction and conclusions.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
@Cyndi wilkins- understanding a complicated process is a real challenge and I agree with your conclusion. Thank you

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

5 years ago #18

You have just described the disease process Sir Ali Anani...Whether or not you survive depends upon your ability to defend against "The Sting"...

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #17

#22
I'm really obliged Deb Helfrich's buzz and my ordinary comment. Thank you very much Deb! God bless you!

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #16

#20
I'm really feeling honored Ali Anani! Thank you so very much!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

istakes?!!! Dear Qamar Ali Khan- this is one of the most thorough comments that I received over the last ten years. This comment is worthy of developing into a book.

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #14

#18
Thank you dear Ali Anani! I'm honored! I do a lots of mistake while writing in English :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
"Honey outweighs the pain of getting stung with a huge margin". Putting this in other words it is delight offsetting pain by a huge margin. This is a hugely relevant point dear Qamar Ali Khan. With all honesty, your comment is favorably buzzing my mind. When we bees here on beBee behave in a way that our contributing joy is far greater than our pain we shall find many hives to accommodate us. Great comment that is endowed with wisdom. It is worthy of a buzz on its own. You filled my heart with joy dear Qamar and I say Big Thank You

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
As I am truly enjoying your buzzes , your comment coming from you makes me doubly joyful. Thank you

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #11

This is a great and highly intellectual buzz Ali Anani! So many brilliant and thoughtful comments. This is the true picture of what engagement is all about, my basic wish as a writer. Bees perform two functions that affect humans and other living creatures. They produce honey, the most delicious and healthy food of the world; and they sting, a painful and poisonous action to the one who gets sting. I'll take these actions in a different perspective. Why human beings don't eliminate the entire race of bees? Bees are so dangerous and they can sting anybody. Why we bear the pain getting stung? Because bees produce honey, simple! To get the honey, we bear all the pain. Honey outweighs the pain of getting stung with a huge margin. So, our focus has never been the hostile and painful action of the bees. Our point of concentration is the collection of the honey bees produce. We know they sting, still we need them, keep them, and nurture them, while get the stinging in between and during collection of honey. Amazingly, the honey produced by bees is the cure of their own sting. What I learned from these two main actions of bees is that if we receive some pain from somebody, we should bear it and be patient. The person who causes the pain might produce or might be producing some honey-like actions for us. This honey might be the cure to the pain we received from the same person. We should focus on the positive side of the behavior, ignoring or giving less importance to the negatives. Whenever we go out in search of honey, we must expect getting sting. We need honey and we have to ignore whatever negative thoughts, actions, or pains we receive in the way to the honey.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #10

Indeed, there's more wisdom that can be learnt from wise, workaholic bees, and Ali Anani is making an excellent exposure on beBee with inspiring lessons.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Franci Eugenia Hoffman- your comments are filled with wisdom. I love the quote from Gretchen Rubin and it fits very well with the buzz. Your flashing comment tells me it is worthy to continue writing. I say thank you and again for your sharing- both your wisdom and the post.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Your statement "Not all stings are bad. In fact, we need them sometimes if we want to advance. You may be aware of the analogy to fish. If you keep a tiny shark in a pond of fish the fish shall keep moving for fear of the shark may eat them. Likewise; ideas that are quiet in our minds may stay dormant. We need the bee sting to keep them moving and alive. On beBee we are the bees who sting each others' mind so that our thoughts may pollinate each other." bring to mind the following quote: β€œNegative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.”― Gretchen Rubin. Another superb buzz, Ali Anani and one that all human Bee-ings should read. Sharing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
With all honesty dear William King you made me wish to get a sting by a bee. Bigger pains cover up for smaller ones. I wonder what made you play more football with all those heavyweights falling on you! I wonder if when we scream we annoy the "bees" and invite them to sting us. You know better out of your experiences.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Huge addition of great value and I can't therefore thank you enough CityVP Manjit to ponder on this lovely comment by Manjit.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #5

Human beings can readily identify with the sting because there has been a whole lot of stinging of the human condition. In this regard bee's are more "human" than human beings. If we are to describe ourselves as a BEE then that is what we still need to work hard to become A.K.A. "BEEINGS". Becoming a human beeing is one step closer to becoming a human being. Of the thousands upon thousands of types of bee, surprisingly only a very small percentage sting. Our media focuses on the stinging, even when Steven Pinker shows some promising signs of human evolution. Not to say that we are evolved beeings or beings but for those of us who learn from diversity, we certainly can learn a lot from animal intelligence so long we respect each animal first. The honey bee is distinct from the bumble bee, the bumble bee is distinct from the wasp, and here I don't mean White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, but wasp as in the creature bee's evolved from. Before we have social evolution we need market evolution for we are what we consume - and the market of wasp became bee's because wasps inadvertently fed pollen residing on insects to larvae.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
If it were sweet all the time then it would not create challenges for us Anees Zaidi. I agree with you. The sweet and sour honey, the sweet and sour lemon and the sweet and sour food are examples of when opposites meet and reflect the reality of life. That is why I understand if you write a criticizing comment I shall view it within this boundary. Thank you for enriching the discussion.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
One of the mymajor discoveries here is the brainy Anees Zaidi and I try to connect great brains like yours and him. Pollination is coming.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

namita sinha to take attention of whatever you post for he too shall enjoy reading drops of honey coming from your hive. Small today, but tomorrow small ideas may grow exponentially. We have to be careful with what we mean when we say small. In business, few small enterprises have suddenly displaced giants.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Anees Zaidi- beautiful thoughts and probing observations that you have. One day I have to sit with you and listen to your wisdom. I love the diamond metaphor and what you have written in your comment "I found myself echoing the same buzz on LI before opening your this post: "Don't we sometime find 'meaning' in a 'meaningless verse'? Could you provide the link please? I believe you should write more buzzes my friend because you have lot to talk about. Even if some of your ideas are not polished enough I am sure there are enough bees around to sting new thoughts into them.

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