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Parton Saints of Beekeepers and a nice Beekeeping Quote

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. --- Henry David Thoreau

 Many people ask me who the patron Saints of Bee keepers are.. well this is who I found. 

My next post will be on world beekeeping deities, like Mayan Bee deities at Tulum etc.. 

Saint Ambrose of Milan
339 AD - 397 AD
Patron Saint of bee keepers; bees; candle makers; domestic animals; learning; Milan, Italy; students; wax refiners

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
1090 at Fontaines-les-Dijon, Burgundy, France-20 August 1153 at Clairvaux Abbey, Ville-sous-la-Ferté, Aube, France
 Every morning Bernard would ask himself, “Why have I come here?”, and then remind himself of his main duty – to lead a holy life.
 Patron Saint of Beekeepers, Bees, Burgundy, France, Candelemakers, Chandlers, Cistern order, Gibralter, Wax melters and refiners

Saint Modomnoc( Dominic)
 Member of the Irish royal O’Neill clan. Monk. Spiritual student of Saint David of Wales. Beekeeper while a novice. When he returned to Ireland, a swarm of his bees followed his ship. Hermit at Tibraghny, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Born-6th century Ireland- Died-550 of natural causes
Patron Saint of Bees