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Almost anything in nature could have been chosen to represent industry, the bee hive seemed perfect. Maybe bees with their energetic buzzing exemplified industry, things getting done. In addition drones, the idle and uncooperative bees remind men to be cooperative and avoid idleness. Almost any enterprise requires hard work and cooperation by the many to bring about a successful conclusion to the work at hand. The beehive therefore reminds masons everywhere to be diligent, cooperative and industrious as were their forefathers in building the grand cathedrals and other stately edifices which still stand today.