The 12 by 12 measurements has to do with secret coding of the end of the world. He spent years studying the Aztecs and Incas, and used the 12 month (December) and 12th year (as in 2012) as the end of the world. His 8 inch deep was actually supposed to be 12 inches, based on the total number of Chrystal skulls known to be in existence at the time. Unknowing to him however, there are actually 12 skulls, making his measurements off.
He further his design by the using the hidden message within the bible, with 12th book, 12th chapter, 8 verse, reading from the old chapter (Upon the end of time, those with insects, will see their hives full of honey once again) This really is interpreted to read (When the end comes, those full of maggots, will rise and be fruity)
Little did he know, that he was really supposed to use the 12 book, 12th chapter, 12 verse, which reads "Ye that drinketh from the earth, ye shall also give back, and hark to others" Interpreted meaning - "Drink your mead, share among friends, and be happy"
This also is directly tied to the DiVinci code and the dollar. The "all seeing eye" as seen on the dollar, is the second letter in the sandscript text, which is of course the letter "B". And we all know that this is the bases for the old saying "The Bees Know".
In later writing, Warre tried to make up for the missing "4" in his design by suggesting that the Warre hive design be modified with a pyramid placed over the hive, which of course would add 4 sides and completing the correct count of 12 x 12 x 12 which we all know is sacred numbers. Warre was of course fooled by his own calculation in his coding by the use of 12x12x8 which equals 1152. Using the alphabet, he took 11 and got K, E is 5, and 2 is B. Using ancient writings and reading right to left, he took the letters using our alphabet and translated that to be BEK. Which everyone knows to the the ancient nomenclature for Beekeeper.
But he also missed using the correct numbers which should be 12x12x12 which equals 1728. Some argue that this date has significant meaning as it is Nostradamus's birthday, and other point out that this is when John Jamison reappeared carrying his lost keg of whiskey that he dove in after during a violant storm at sea, almost missing his own funeral.
But if you look at 1728 and using our alphabet, you would easily see that 17 is Q, 2 is B, and 8 is H. Which forms HBQ. But if you take the old alphabet, you get QBR. Nobody of course has a clue what all this means, but a&E is trying to tie together the great bee mysteries into a special and connect it with the arrival of space travelers who by all accounts, gave us bees.
Beyond that, I'm clueless........ ;)