The bee was the symbol used by the Pharoes of Lower Egypt and the bees’ religious significance extended to an association with the goddess Neith, whose temple in the delta town of Saisin, Lower Egypt was known as “per-bit” – meaning ‘the house of the bee’.
Plutarch, who lived from circa 46 – 120 A.D., said the temple of Neith (of which nothing now remains) bore the inscription:
I am All That Has Been, That Is, and That Will Be.
No mortal has yet been able to lift the veil that covers Me.
And from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neith