Bees cause a buzz at Chapel

A huge swarm of bees caused a buzz at Rosslyn Chapel this morning as they descended on one of the Chapel’s pinnacles.

During the recent conservation work, stone conservators discovered that the pinnacle contained a fossilised honeycomb and that the Medieval carved flower had served as an access point for bees to shelter in the historic stonework.

When the Chapel was built, bees were considered to be sacred creatures, knbown as ‘small messengers of God’. the hives at the chapel were never intended to be a source of honey but simply protective havens for the craftsmen’s sacred friends, the bees.

15 June 2015|Categories: Learning|
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