July 22


Saint of the day:
Saint Mary Magdalene
Was she the Queen Bee?


Monastery of the Lady Mary, Beit Shean, Israel, a sixth century monastery just south of the Sea of Galilee

Jesus the Sun, Mary is the Moon, surrounded by the Twelve Disciples






Temple of Artemis is NOT connected to Mary, like some people think. Here one may visit the goddess below and her statue

but this should not be confused with Mary, the mother of God and Mary Magdalene.

Location: The Temple of Artemis, Atatürk, Park İçi Yolu No:12, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey

Artemis is the twin of Apollo, a virgin huntress who supplanted the Titan Selene as goddess of the Moon. Mary, the mother of God and Mary Magdalene have landmarks which are very close to where the Temple of Artemis is located but should not be confused with the goddess called Artemis or Nike.

*The jars below are rows of honey hives in Tel Rehov, Israel.


What is connected to Mary:

Mary Magdalene:
Beit Shean, a sixth century monastery

just south of the Sea of Galilee, Israel


Mary, Mother of God

The Lady of Ephesus (Turkey)

Sultaniye, House of Virgin Mary, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey 

**Historical site of Tel Rehov, Israel




Queen Bee Martini

  • ½ oz. Honey syrup

  • ½ Lemon

  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice

  • 2 oz. Vodka

  • ½ oz. Elderflower Liqueur

  • Prosecco



  1. Mix honey, juice from 1/2 lemon, and a tablespoon
    of frozen pineapple concentrate into the bowl.

  2. Whisk ingredients together. Pour ice into a shaker.

  3. Add vodka, St. Germain, and the honey pineapple mixture.

  4. Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass.

  5. Top with a splash of Prosecco.