First mentioned in Deuteronomy 1:44 . Swarms of bees, and the danger of their attacks, are mentioned in Psalms 118:12 . Samson found a "swarm of bees" in the carcass of a lion he had slain (Judg. 14:8 ). Wild bees are described as laying up honey in woods and in clefts of rocks ( Deuteronomy 32:13 ; Psalms 81:16 ). In Isaiah 7:18 the "fly" and the "bee" are personifications of the Egyptians and Assyrians, the inveterate enemies of Israel.