E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
St. Bees College (Cumberland),
situated on the bay formed by St. Bees Head, founded by Dr. Law, Bishop of Chester, in 1816. St. Bees was so called from a nunnery founded here in 650, and dedicated to the Irish saint named Bega. A man of wax is a Bees man.