PRAESAEPE A cluster of stars better known by the name the “Beehive Cluster”, or the Latin equivalent, Praesepe, which not only means a “hive” but also a “Manger”, or “Crib”. The name Beehive derives from the appearance of a swarm of stars in a dance of activity. In Orphic teaching, souls were symbolized by bees, not only because of the association with honey but also because they migrate from the hive in swarms, since it was held that souls ‘swarm’.

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample green colored honey at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

French beekeeper Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (R) besides a green colored one (L) at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

French beekeeper Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (R) besides a green colored one (L) at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (L) besides colored ones at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a colored honeycomb in a wood frame from one of his beehives at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The Agrivalor biogas plant is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)