Although honey was in use as a sweetener from earliest times in Ancient Egypt. portrayals of bee-keeping and collecting honey are rare. However, one of these scarce depictions can be seen in the Tomb of Pabasa in West Thebes (Luxor).
Honey is still harvested in many areas of Egypt today. The very finest is said to come from the beekeepers at the historic monastery of Deir el-Muharraq near Asyut.
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