June 23rd, 2011
Ancient Egyptian Beekeeping
"The earliest record of keeping bees in hives was found in the sun temple  erected in 2400 BC near Cairo. The bee featured frequently in Egyptian  hieroglyphs and, being favored by the pharaohs, often symbolized  royalty… Honey is mentioned in the oldest written histories, dating back to at  least 2100 BC where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian  cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, and the sacred writings of India  and Egypt."

Ancient Egyptian Beekeeping

"The earliest record of keeping bees in hives was found in the sun temple erected in 2400 BC near Cairo. The bee featured frequently in Egyptian hieroglyphs and, being favored by the pharaohs, often symbolized royalty… Honey is mentioned in the oldest written histories, dating back to at least 2100 BC where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, and the sacred writings of India and Egypt."

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