… launch into the meaning of Bees and Beehives
Posted at 6:30 pm by 1909ventilo, on August 16, 2012
I just purchased this pin on http://www.onlineauction.com/
I am curious to the meaning of the bee. Note to self here is the link to an awesome blog I found!!
“The Bee and more prominently Beehive, has long been a symbol used in Masonic imagery. In fact, the Beehive as a signifier dates back to Roman times and has continued to symbolize Industry and Diligence. The idea that Bees working together and create something beautiful/valuable (honey) is appealing. (Also, did you know honey is the only edible substance that doesn’t go off? It may crystallize, but is still perfectly edible no matter how old it is). Napoleon believed the Bee was an appropriate symbol for the Empire because while the Bee could sting, it produced something sweet…I guess, just like the French? Ummm…might be pushing the metaphor a bit far there ol’ Nap.” Kate Obrien Creative
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
Have a lovely day! Love