How long honey has been in existence?

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Exactly how long honey has been in existence is hard to say because it has been around since as far back as we can record. Honey is as old as written history, dating back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, and the sacred writings of India and Egypt. It is presumably even older than that. Cave paintings in Spain from 7000BC show the earliest records of beekeeping.




The earliest record of keeping bees in hives was found in the sun temple erected in 2400 BC near Cairo. The bee featured frequently in Egyptian hieroglyphs and, being favored by the pharaohs, often symbolized royalty.


Ancient as Egypt?

In Ancient Egypt honey had a role in births, deaths and marriages; it was believed to provide the energy and inspiration to create a child.

Honey is mentioned in the oldest written histories, dating back to at least 2100 BC where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, and the sacred writings of India and Egypt.


What's in the name thou?


Its name comes from the Old English hunig, and it was the first and most widespread sweetener used by humans. Legend has it that Cupid dipped his love arrows in honey before aiming at unsuspecting lovers.



In the Old Testament of the Bible, Israel was often referred to as “the land of milk and honey.” Mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey was called “nectar of the gods,” high praise indeed.






Sweet Currency?

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