When bees crawl into pollen-filled blossoms, their breathing apparatus gets all clogged up with pollen. In fact, they can’t even breathe while they are inside gathering their pollen.

How do they avoid suffocating? Every bee has a special brush located on its knees—a stiff brush—that it uses to clean out its breathing apparatus when it comes out of the flower so it doesn’t suffocate. These brushes were provided by Hashem to meet this need and save the very first bee that was made.

This is a reminder that Hashem anticipated the needs of His creatures and made them with every necessary apparatus. How thankful should we be that Hashem can supply all our needs in advance!