Hieroglyphics of Horapollo, tr. Alexander Turner Cory, , at sacred-texts.com
To denote a people obedient to their king, they depict a BEE, for this is the only one of all creatures which has a king whom the rest of the tribe of bees obey, as men serve their king. And they intimate from the honey's - - - - - - from the force of the creature's sting - - - - that
[paragraph continues] - - - - should be both lenient and firm in - - - - and administration.