The honey bee has had a special place in history due to the product of its efforts and its namesake, honey. In ages past honey was a symbol of immortality and also of resurrection. A number of old kingdoms used the bee as a part of their heraldic symbols. Bees wax can also be included in the commercial resource provided by these bees.
A;though get the honey and wax was often a problematic endeavor. read more on the honey bee here.
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