The Cathars regarded Cistercian Monks like Bee workers in a hive.
The Cathars therefore nicknamed Cistercians - Bees.
They spoke of Arnaud Amaury, a Cistercian monk who tried to convert them,
"Ara roda l'abelha" - "That bee is buzzing around again".
According to Voltaire they humiliated him. He said:
"L'abbé de Cîteaux paraissait avec l'équipage d'un prince. Il voulut en vain parler en apôtre; le peuple lui criait: Quittez le luxe ou le sermon" -
"The Abbot of Cîteaux appeared, with the entourage of a prince. In vain he spoke as an Apostle; the people shouted back at him “Abandon either your luxury or your preaching”.
Arnaud later became Archbishop of Narbonne.
Arnaud is best remembered for his instruction before the massacre at Béziers.
In Latin "Cædite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius";
in French "Tuez-les tous, Dieu reconnaîtra les siens";
in English "Kill them all. God will know his own".
Interestingly there is NOTHING to commemorate the massacre of probably 12000 people anywhere in the town of Beziers. Most of the people weren't Cathars.
No doubt the church would still like to brush this incident from their bloody history under the table.
The Cathedral in Beziers is stunning.
With regard to Jake's beehive huts they are all over the ring of Kerry (the largest concentration of stone cirlces and dolmans in the world) and also they are on the Dingle peninsula. They are of course to the immediate north of Rennes le Chateau at the Great Camp
However the most interesting place you will find these huts is on the island of Skellig Michael
The huts in Ireland are called Cathairs
There was a particularly interesting pagan festival I witnessed in Co Kerry whilst there in 2006.