Possible origins[ edit ] Word sleuths William and Mary Morris  hint that it may have been inspired by words like these from the poet Samuel Coleridge The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing Emma Frances Angell Drake b.
Would you like to merge this question into it? MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question. Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it? MERGE exists and is an alternate of. Merge this question into Split and merge into it SAVE CANCEL According to tradition, the birds and the bees is a metaphorical story sometimes told to children in an attempt to explain the mechanics and consequence of sexual intercourse.
According to that story the birds are like men and the bees like women: Birds are free to fly wherever they like, but bees are enslaved to a single queen their entire life and their whole life is dedicated to keeping her alive.
Bees pollinate flowers, birds spread the seed, men impregnate eggs, women give birth. Sex is key for survival of both 4 people found this useful What are the birds and the bees? Birds and bees can mean two different things.
It can be eitheranimals or you can be talking to a young one about sex. It has nothing to do with birds or bees it just means examples like a mix of boy and girl Share to:Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world's bee collapse are also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, said a scientific review that called Tuesday for tighter regulation to curb their use.
The explanation of sexual reproduction. In old fashioned times people were embarrased to discuss sex let alone tell children. So they used Mother nature as a metaphor to portray sex as a natural thing and not a crime punishable by eternal damnation. The phrase "the birds and the bees" is a metaphor for explaining the mechanics of reproduction to younger children, relying on imagery of bees pollinating and eggs hatching to substitute for a more technical explanation of sexual intercourse.
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The phrase "the birds and the bees" is a metaphor for explaining the mechanics of reproduction to younger children, relying on imagery of bees pollinating and eggs hatching to substitute for a. Lyrics to 'The Birds and the Bees' by Dean Martin: Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees And the flowers and the trees And the moon up above And a thing.