• In the ancient city of Knossos a sign reads:  Pasi Theis Meli- Honey is Offered to All Gods. Honeybees were so revered that they were even etched on Greek coins and used as currency.
  • In 322 B.C. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher and scientist, was the first person to study bees.  And it is said that Pythagoras and his followers used honey as their main source of food.  Meanwhile, Melikraton- a thick mixture of milk and honey that’s been mentioned in the Odyssey – was viewed as sacred and imbibed on special occasions.
  • And in Delphi, the ancient Greeks used to seek out the Priestesses of the Oracle to answer questions about the past and future.  The Priestesses sat on tri-legged stools near a spot where vapors arose through an omphanos stone, which was considered to be the “navel” of the earth.  The stone was carved, hollow, dome-shaped and looked like a behive.  Legend asserts that the second temple of Delphi was constructed entirely by bees.