Prevalence Of Honey Bees In Ancient Art & Human HistoryReading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds Post Views: 1549
Honey bees are the most significant pollinators and are frequently
making news headlines. The importance of bees in society is represented by the
people throughout different cultures & art mediums. Films, games, arts,
etc., are some of the popular ways of letting people know more about bees. But
is this the recent trend? No, honey bees have a firm place in human history
& ancient art throughout various periods.
Honey Bees in Ancient Art in Different Cultures & Ages –
Honey bees have been portrayed in carvings, adornments, coins,
instruments, songs, and sculptures. One of the principal known portrayals of
honey bees is in the form of rock stone. This stone is from 8000 BCE in the
Spider Caves (Cuevas de la araña) in Spain which depicts a person climbing a stepping
stool to gather honey from a hive.
Advanced agricultural societies like the Mayans created apicultural
strategies (The raising and care of honey bees for business or horticultural
purposes) and kept local honey bees in their homes. A few divine beings in
their pantheon were blessed as defenders of the hives. The other persons were
often represented in postures resembling landing bees in sculptures adorning
Chinese art also has a long history of addressing plants, during the
Tang Dynasty (618-907), honey bees began to be represented in verse and
painting when traditional beekeeping and honey bee items in conventional
Use of Honey Bee Sound in Music –
The humming sounds and signals honey bees make have enchanted people for
a long time. So for sure, the "drone" music style promoted by the
Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows in name starts from Old English words addressing
male honey bees.
Apart from this, ancient instruments like Australia's First Nations
Didgeridoo, Scottish Bagpipes, and India's Tanpura look like the rich and
hypnotizing drone sound of honey bees, and the ethnic communities of
Southwestern China made exceptional honey bee drums to celebrate social
connections to honey bees.
Honey bee-inspired music and song vary to accommodate the wide variety
of experiences and emotions humans attempt to convey. In Britain during the
seventeenth century, Charles Butler scored the other-worldly Melissomelos from
his sharp perceptions of honey bee "voices" and their artistic
Honey bees have been called upon to communicate human feelings and
explore musical dynamics and mastery in well-known music.
Importance of Bees in Architecture –
Honey bees are some of nature's best planners. The hexagonal
constructions in honey bee hives have motivated building plans and engineering
worldwide, as well as futuristic designs for Mars. These honey bees propelled
structures are confirmed across time and societies and address different plan
objectives. Now and again, honey bee enlivened design frames the steadiest and most productive constructions.
According to Mr. Basem Barry, founder & CEO of Geohoney,
honey bees have long assumed a significant part in human culture as
pollinators, wellsprings of nutrition, and artistic inspirations and muses.
However, as numerous honey bee species are not quite as common as they used to be earlier, there has never been a more significant opportunity to understand and communicate about bees.