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Our relationship with bees goes back thousands of years to the dawn of human histoy. Beekeeping is said to be the second oldest profession.
To the ancient Hindu the bee represented "Spirit intoxicated with the pollen of knowledge".
Ancient Egyptians called bees 'the tears of the sun, giver of life and resurrection.
During the time of wise King Soloman the hives were kept in the largest cities and towns.
The ancient American cultures kept stingless bees. The Maya held sacred ceremonies to celebrate "abundance and to bless the bees and flowers".