The patron saint of Beekeepers
Ambrose (the man)
Aurelius Ambrosius (better known in English as Ambrose), the saint for which our church is named, is the patron saint of bees and beekeepers, among other things. Legend has it that when Ambrose was an infant, a swarm of bees landed on his face, and left behind a drop of honey, which his father considered to be a sign of his future eloquence and honeyed tongue. For this reason, bees and beekeeping often associated with Saint Ambrose.