The Lorsch Bee Blessing (German: Lorscher Bienensegen), believed to have been written in the 9th century, was discovered in a manuscript (on fol. 58r of the Pal. lat. 220 in the Vatican Library, a copy of the Apocalypse of Paul) from the monastery in Lorsch, Germany, famous for the Lorsch Codex. It is an apiary (bee-keeping) prayer to bring home honey bees in good health to their hives. Despite being a Christian prayer, it has remarkable similarities to the Anglo-Saxon and apparently pagan "For a Swarm of Bees" (Old English "wiþ ymbe") magic charm, and may reflect a common pre-Christian Germanic cultural heritage.