Beekeeping is around for a long time. Is considered the second oldest recorded occupation on the globe and inn mythology Aristeos the son of Apollon is recored as the first beeker that he has been taught the art of keeping the bees for the nymphs of Gea. Apart from Aristeos there are many more records like those in Egypt and Mesopotamia where the Egyptians adore the bee and respect her as the tear of God Ra.
Mayas celebrate the God of the bees.
Honey for the Maya
Beekeeping in Nepal