Bees and Honey


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Bees and Honey

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for money. The term derives from Cockney rhyming slang: honey rhymes with money. It is sometimes shortened to bees.
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Bees and honey played a major role in religious ceremonies, libations to gods, and the bee was associated with royalty and the soul of the dead.
The rather special religious and cultural role which bees and honey played in antiquity, to a large extent derives from their origins in Greek (and subsequently Roman) mythology.
Books 1 and 2 dealt with general agriculture, and Book 3 included a section on the commercial handling of bees and honey (Morse & Hooper 1985:158-169).