I discovered these sites while investigating beekeeping in ancient times and want to share them.
Man’s relationship with honeybees is as ancient as man himself.
This is photo from Beelore depicts beekeeping hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt:
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