They honey bee is a sophisticated insect that has developed over millions of years. The earliest bee discovered was in Myanmar enclosed in an amber resin and has been dated as 100 million years old and most likely originated in the Far East. In those early days, the bees were more like wasps, eating other insects rather than nectar and pollen.
When it comes to history people commonly consider things which are no longer in use. After all, if something is still being used then it wouldn’t be historic. Just because something is in use today doesn’t mean it was not around years ago. This is particularly true when it comes to food. Many foods had particular meaning or significance throughout history, with honey being a prime example. Honey was so unique, as an example, that it has been discovered in the tombs of ancient pharaohs and edible!
One major reason that honey has this kind of historic importance comes in the sweetness. Nowadays whenever we crave something sweet we have a range of different options to choose from, namely from candies and other desserts. In ancient times though, this just wasn’t an option. Anything that was obviously sweet was considered a rare, and so a costly, treat. This naturally made it more special, and raised it from being seen as only a food, but also a symbol. Because of the taste, it also had significance to many religious groups, together with the sweetness representing a type of purity. Another reason that it was viewed as pure is due to certain medical practices.
Still others consider honey historically sacred due to their belief in sacred geometry. And, in fact, lots of the structures observed in nature follow this geometry. For example, the chambered nautilus develops in a logarithmic spiral, and honey bee constructs their combs in perfect hexagonal cells, that are itself one large hexagonal shell. Whether you are a believer or not, it’s certain that having honey on your life is going to be, not only a blessing, but will continue to be a securely combined with the history of man.