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Rosslyn Chapel Bee Mystery

May 4th, 2010

The pinnacle concealing a hidden hive being removed

The bees entered the hive through a carved flower

From the BBC website: An ancient chapel has revealed a new mystery with the discovery of a 600-year-old hive built into the stones.

Builders renovating Rosslyn Chapel, which was made famous in The Da Vinci Code, found the “unprecedented” hive while dismantling a rooftop pinnacle.

The bees entered the hive through a hole in a carved flower crafted by the chapel’s master stone masons. Read more.

One Response to “Rosslyn Chapel Bee Mystery”

  1. I had the pleasure of seeing this bee hive in 2002 when my guide, Joe Lang, opened up the hive and showed how the entrance was aimed toward the glen which was also a terraced garden.

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