The Perth Mint 2024 June Bulletin | Page 4

Benevolent bees

Traces of beeswax on neolithic pottery and pre-historic cave paintings of honey gatherers prove that humans have sought products made by bees for millennia .
The ancient Egyptians attached great religious and spiritual significance to honey bees , while many civilisations honoured them in art , jewellery , sculpture , and like the Greeks , on early coins .