Fossil of Bee

Fossil of Bee To the left the oldest fossil of the bees ancestor, the “Electrapis” found in amber (resin). To the right a fossil of bees where the parts of the bee’s body are clearly visible and the corbĂ­cula (basket where the pollen is deposited) is highlighted in the paw (Photos published in Ruttner, 1992).…

Roman Fountain

Roman Fountain The source “Api del Bernini” or “Fontana delle Api”, in the city of Rome, is well known by tourists and the numerous photographs taken there. Today, despite being vandalized and damaged by people with few or no concerns with its historical heritage, it continues to show us the bee’s importance in the traditions…

What if the bees died?

How would your supermarket look if all the bees died? The bees, clearly in decline, pollinate a number of foods that we simply love. The problem may not merit the attention and concern of most consumers, far removed from the real meaning of bee extinction in the world. That’s why Whole Foods in Texas decided…

The Bees in antiquity

The Bees in antiquity Because of their importance in feeding, curing diseases and other uses, hives served as models for various temples of antiquity; the Egyptian temple of the goddess Neith was known as “the house of the bees,” the honey serving as a symbol of protection and used in the consecration of the foundations…