The tears of re described the currently available information about bees honey and beekeeping in ancient egypt apparently we know very little about ancient beekeeping practices though we know they did it and they even had an administrative structure based around it. The tears of re beekeeping in ancient egypt gene kritsky richly illustrated containing over a hundred images the first full length discussion of the role of bees in ancient egypt shows how honey and wax were important to the ancient egyptian economy religion food production and medicine. This inscription from an ancient egyptian papyrus inspired the title of a new book the tears of re a historical look at beekeeping in ancient egyptian culture by professor gene kritsky an . Ancient egyptian music war song of horus and sekhmet from the cd tears of isis. According to egyptian mythology when the ancient egyptian sun god re cried his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground for this reason the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient egyptian culture
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