What does the "Beehive" symbolize?

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What does the "Beehive" symbolize?

  1. Honey

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  2. Unity

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  3. Industry

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  4. Brotherhood

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    What does the “Beehive" symbolize?

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  2. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    I'm amazed that so many Brethren do not know where to find the answer!
     
  3. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I was going to add....

    I think that it is unfair that I comment on this style of thread since I personally own copies of the Masonic Encyclopedia. I think that it is better that our other less informed Brethren learn as I have over the years...
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Shhhh
     
  5. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    The resource is closer to hand- the encyclopedia isn't needed. :wink:
     
  6. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Either way, I stand by my comment. You are correct though, you don't need the encyclopedia set in order to answer the quesion. I simply feel as if I were "cheating" because of the resources at my finger tips. That is all that I am saying.
     
  7. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    Think I'll just monitor this subject brothers ... hint ... hint.

    Ghee, they really don't do read it do they?
     
  8. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Boy, blake's gonna be pi$$ed at you! :lol:
     
  9. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  10. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I like that RW Carnes dug into the masonic symbol chest and used the hive for his coin
     
  11. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Is he telling us to "Get busy"? :wink:
     
  12. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    The answer is:

    C. Industry
     
  13. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    I think the symbolism can be expanded to cover "unity" and "brotherhood" as well.

    The amount of industry that should be done by a lodge is done through unity and through/for the brotherhood. Without those, industry is missing.
     
  14. Zack

    Zack Registered User

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    "......never sitting down contented while our fellow creatures around us are in want; especially when it is in our power to relieve them without inconvenience to ourselves."
     
  15. LRG

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    Work, all three are appropriate. Dealing with the bee hive, you can not have one without the other. Industry without brotherhood and unity, is just a temple amok.
     
  16. tom268

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    We don't have this symbol in our ritual.
     
  17. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    How do y'all pollinate? :wink:
     
  18. tom268

    tom268 Registered User

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    Hm, maybe that's why we are so few here *lol*
     
  19. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Well played, sir- well played! :smile:
     
  20. dhouseholder

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    What about the fact that the beehive pictured is a man made one? Could it also be an symbolic of a world created by a Master's Hands while the workers buzz about, not noticing the handy work?
     

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