Bee Venerable

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

I discovered many sites while investigating beekeeping in ancient times and want to share a couple of them.

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

“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 first millennium BCE text by S. Birch, Egyptian Magical Text, in S. Birch ed., Records of the Past, Vol.6, 1876, pSalt 825,
  Source: http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/beekeeping.htm