The bee was regarded as a sacred and wise animal because of its life-giving honey and useful beeswax. In Ireland there were even 'Bee Laws' known as Bechbreatha, governing the business of beekeeping. Bees were thought to have a strong bond with their keepers. It was important to inform the bees of any changes in the household, births, deaths, and marriages. In parts of Ireland, when there was a death in the family it was customary to put a black cloth over the hive so the bees could mourn as well. They were also believed to be spirit messengers between this world and the other.
This product measures 12mm long and 21mm wide.