Bee Venerable

I discovered these sites while investigating beekeeping in ancient times and want to share them.

Honey bees in art date back to the Paleolithic era. You can see a Paleolithic cave painting on this site.

Man’s relationship with honeybees is as ancient as man himself.

This is photo from Beelore depicts beekeeping hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt:

ancient Egyptian honey bee hieroglyphics

Also from ancient Egypt:

When the Sun weeps a second time, and lets fall water from his eyes, it is changed into working bees; they work in the flowers of each kind, and honey and wax are produced instead of water.

From a first millennium BCE magical text, pSalt 825
S. Birch, Egyptian Magical Text, in S. Birch ed., Records of the Past, Vol.6, 1876

Source: http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/beekeeping.htm

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