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A 130-Foot Tree And A Horde Of Bees Can't Keep One Man From His Honey

Aug 2, 2015 By Mary Madsen
It seems over-the-top to many, the lengths to which Tete went to get his hands on that honey, but the golden liquid has been driving people wild since the beginning of time.

The oldest written mention of honey is in 2100 B.C., found in the cuneiform writings of the Sumerians and Babylonians, as well Hittite codes and sacred Indian and Egyptian texts. It is widely regarded as the first sweetener used by humans and even been connected to Cupid, the Roman love god.

Honey's sweet taste and relatively small availability made it very valuable, and it was often used in place of currency. In the Middle Ages, German serfs sometimes paid their feudal lords with the substance.
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