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Dream About Bees – Scary or Sweet?

Bees … ahh … they are life’s joy for some and absolute terror for others. This is particularly true for those that have been attacked by more than one Bee, swarmed, and especially those who are allergic (which is the very best reason to want to avoid Bees). So, what does it mean to dream about Bees?

Bee dreams can stand for sweetness (yes, a honey reference), but not if the buzzing sound of these creatures irritates you, or if such sounds invoke anxiety for fear of being a victim of a Bee’s defense system. Nevertheless, Bees are necessary for flower and plant pollination, honey production (YUM!), and, of course, some of us enjoy watching the joyful work of the miraculous Bumble Bee in flight! So, a dream about Bees can be magical!

What Does It Mean To Dream About Bees

Some Bee meaning is defined in numbers; in other words, a whole hive of Bees suggests power in numbers or a larger group whereas a single Bee alone stands for individualistic pursuits and weakness since the single Bee lacks the backing of its community. Bees are social creatures, so they connote and connect to anything social on a physical level. When you dream of Bees you might be planning to go to a large outing, party, social gala, wedding, or any other event where plenty of people are present.

Just as the beaver can be a “busy beaver,” there are idioms about Bee behavior, such as “busy as a Bee,” “a bustling Bee,” or be as busy as a Bee,” all of which reference the hard-working Bee which then translates as a dream symbol for industriousness, dedication, and commitment. The idiom “Queen Bee,” refers to a favored female, but of course, it also references the single female Bee all worker Bees commit to as well: Here Bees become a dream symbol of loyalty.

At some point idioms, have pointed out the good attributes of Bees while some point out the pressure or anxiety some feel with Bee encounters; for example, to “put a Bee in one’s bonnet,” is to stimulate or give someone an idea, whereas “to put the Bee on someone,” is to pressure the person for money, as if you are stinging them in some way. Pay attention to how the bee makes you feel in your dream encounter to find out if the dream message is somber or one with a joyful tone.

Spiritual Meaning of Bees in Dreams

Dreaming of Bees? Get ready for the flight of your life!

The spiritual meaning of Bees in dreams is very powerful. Bees are some of the most productive creatures on the planet. To watch a colony is to see efficiency in motion and it is as if their work is a perfectly choreographed ballet! Bees are a message about the teamwork you engage in when you are awake and the group energy or community effort you are involved in – watching how the Bees work can teach us how to get along and keep things functional within a complex group dynamic. Bees are the master team-builders!

This creature, especially when it comes flitting, bouncing, and flying through your dream narrative, may be signifying the need to pay more attention to the small miracles in your life that make life as sweet as it is: Picture the huge Bumble Bee with tiny wings with the ability to defy the odds and still fly – this is the dream message of Bees in general. Bees are about fertility, growth, and abundance in your life.

I hope this explanation helps you to interpret and analyze your dream about Bees. For more Bee symbolism and meanings, read the Bee Spirit, Totem, & Power Animal. You might find some life changing insights to make your world just a wee bit sweeter!

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  1. Eva March 17, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

    In my dream, I had what seemed like hundreds of bees on my arms just covering them. I went into a farmers market after to try to get help because I shuck my hand and they started to sting my right hand to see if anyone knew how to get them off of me. Then I woke up.

  2. Amate May 7, 2018 at 2:36 am - Reply

    In my dream,I was suddenly surprised by 3 girls ,one holding something having bees on; Approaches me and threw it on me .that is how those bees flitting on over me.

  3. Tomris May 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    In the palm of my left hand i saw a lump and showed it to somebody,then I realised in the lump was a bee.i saw it moving around inside my palm. I slowly squeezed it out,without harming it.It came out and I watched it move around.It was very big,but iwasn’t scared of it.

  4. Sachin July 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I saw o numerous of bees covering my body but not harming me if I do something even move or run they start to chase me

  5. Ilukui December 15, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    In my dream i saw a bee while i was lying on the bed and landed on my left hand and i was scared but also a irritated with the sound and a feel of it on my hand. I could not kill it because was scared that the others will come in numbers and sting me. It eventually went and next to me was my former workmate who was experiencing the same. So their were two bees actually and we were advising each other to let them be despite the irritation. What could be the meaning of that?

  6. Malama January 5, 2019 at 3:35 am - Reply

    I dream a swarm of bees stinging me on my head then I just hide in the house to let them leave me I was with people around but non of them got sting

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