Beekeeping, Ancient Egypt and the Tears of Re

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, enter a kingdom within a kingdom: the remarkable honey-and-wax monarchy within a beehive and the organizational complexity of ancient Egypt. Join Robert and Joe as they discuss the importance of apiculture in ancient Egypt and chat with "The Tears of Re" author entomologist Gene Kritsky.

Beekeeping, Ancient Egypt and the Tears of Re

Image Caption: From the Tomb of Pasaba in ancient Luxor (modern-day Thebes), we see frescoes depicting beekeeping during the Late Period, Dynasty XXVI. (Photo By DEA / G. LOVERA/De Agostini/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: bees, Egypt, history