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Why would Joseph Smith mention bees in the Book of Mormon if it would only make readers skeptical?

The Book of Mormon mentions bees in Ether 2:3:

And they did also carry with them deseret, which, by interpretation, is a honey bee; and thus they did carry with them swarms of bees, and all manner of that which was upon the face of the land, seeds of every kind.

It has long been thought that bees are an anachronism in the Book of Mormon, however recent discoveries have found that bees are documented in both the Old World and the New World.

Why would Joseph Smith include bees if he knew it would be a stumbling block to the readers?


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