Play ball, bees!

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    Bumble bees roll wooden balls. (Richard Rickitt)
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    Younger bees play with balls more than older bees. (Richard Rickitt)
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    Some bees rolled a ball up to 44 times in a day. (Iida Loukola)
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    Bumble bees sit on a sunflower. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Many animals like to play. (123RF)
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You have seen dogs play with toys.  Did you know bees may like to play?  

People made a test.  One room had small wooden balls.  One had none.  The bees liked the room with balls best!

Pray: Thank God for the joy of seeing animals play. Animals need time to rest and have fun just like people.

Read More: Dr. Lars Chittka works at Queen Mary University of London in England. His team coached bumble bees to move wooden balls. Bees that moved balls to the right spot got sugar water. Many bees moved balls even if they did not get a treat! The team found bees prefer rooms where loose balls are free to play with. 

Play is a blessing from God. He promised the Israelites there would be boys and girls playing in the streets. (Zechariah 8:5)