Bee Symbolism & Meaning
Are you shouldering heavy burdens? Do you need help pollinating new ideas and projects? Is your soul seeking a community to which you can belong? Bee Spirit can help!
If you’re seeking the wisdom from Bee Energy it’s a sign your higher-self is aiding you in a flight pattern that will land you smack dab in the sweetest of spots!
Bee Table of Contents
- Bee Symbolism & Meaning
- Spirit Animal
- Totem Animal
- Power Animal
- Celtic Symbolism
- Bee Dreams
- Far Eastern Symbolism
- Back to all Insects
- Back to all Spirit Animal Meanings
Bee Symbolism & Meaning
When Bee appears in your life the most common message it carries has to do with your levels of productivity. In some cases we are doing too much, and in others not enough. Bee spirit has a strong work ethic but it also knows the importance of stopping and smelling the flowers. There is a time to enjoy life’s nectar and a time to grab after the proverbial brass ring with vehemence. Bee helps with both, and in finding the delicate balance between the two.
Technically speaking Bee should not be able to fly – it’s designed all wrong aerodynamically. From a spiritual perspective this speaks of our limitations and how to move past them successfully. It’s doubtful that Bee knows it shouldn’t fly – it simply DOES, and so can you.
Bee fits a very specific role in nature pollinating other plants. This is necessary to the on-going life cycle of many crops. It also delivers humans with wax and honey, giving Bee the additional symbolic value of providence. Einstein believed so deeply in the importance of Bees to the ecosystem that he predicted if Bees disappeared humans would not survive more than four years afterward.
The pollination process also symbolizes our social nature. Bees live and work as a community. As they go from flower to flower, that progression enriches the world. Bee people very often become motivational speakers, teachers, healers and light workers for the greater global village. Their language of love is mindful service.
A Bee’s honeycomb represents the Heart Chakra and life’s sweetness. Bee has strong ties to the sun, light and warmth. This creature is sacred to Kama, the God of Love in Hinduism and epitomizes the Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece, honoring Demeter and Persephone.
Bee Spirit is also a strong protector, willing to give its life in defense of whatever mission prevails. Those guided by Bee find themselves defending the underdog as well as those they love with fierceness.
Bee Spirit Animal
When Bee comes to you as a Spirit Animal Guide it’s time to take inventory regarding your responsibilities. Are you over-extended or have you perhaps become languid and apathetic? Bee won’t tolerate either extreme.
Though Bees can carry 300 times their weight and never shirk their duty to community contributions, they also “stop and smell the roses” every day.
All your hard work means nothing if you don’t get to enjoy the rewards. Likewise, when life stagnates so does your spirit.
Another message from Bee Spirit has to do with working in groups, networking and community. Bee is not a loner and calls to all of us to get off life’s benches and jump into the “tribe” with true abandon!
If you feel that you’re facing impossible odds, you could not have a better Spirit Animal wing its way into your life. Bee is the master of miracles. No matter what you face, Bee will help you find that elusive solution.
See, Bees are not aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But they really wanted to fly and adapted so they could. Bees flap their wings so fast they can buzz around like little rockets!
Always remember, Wild Ones, where there’s a will there is a way!
Bee Totem Animal
Those born with a Bee Totem have a real sense for managing personal energy. Your totem gives you clarity about your Path in life. Work is not a problem for you; nor is play.
The Bee’s soul-song mirrors Ecclesiastics 3: “to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven”.
Those with Bee totems Tend toward autonomy when it comes to personal needs but are very socially focused otherwise. When they see a need there is no question of helping, particularly if it brings joy and promotes love.
Bees are amazing builders – from their hives to their intricate honeycombs. If you have chosen Bee as your Totem Animal always remember you can call on Bee Medicine when you need help with the architecture of your life and career.
Bee Power Animal
Bee as a Power Animal appears in a variety of Shamanic traditions.
As an emblem of abundance, persistence, industry, communication, teamwork and fruitfulness, call on Bee when you need these energies in your life, or when you wish to send a message to the Divine (particularly needs focused on work and community).
Bee Spirit is very helpful when you’re working with solar magic, particularly sun Goddesses. She also supports success when it feels like you’ve reached a standstill in a project or goal.
If you need support for fertility issues, let Bee energy in. It’s amazing what anxieties can dissipate when the warmth of Bee’s sunny spirit shines on your heart!
Bee as a Celtic Animal Symbol
Throughout Celtic tradition the Bee was a protected creature. It was from Bee’s honey that people made mead, a drink that appears in Paradise as nectar of the Gods. Mead was purported to have medicinal qualities.
As in other settings Bee is also a wise spiritual messenger. When someone died the farmer was to inform the bees so that they could take the news abroad.
Superstition tells us that when a Bee dances near your window it portends a guest’s arrival, and one entering the house was a sign of good luck.
In Ireland people believe you must treat bees respectfully or they will find a new home. They are, in fact, tiny members of the family who want to be part of all the news.
Dreams about Bees can portend of a sweet ending to a personal or community project near and dear to your heart. Bee Dreams can also foretell of improved luck, prosperity, inventiveness and a simple sense of pleasure that comes from seeing people around you happy.
Far Eastern Bee Symbolic Meanings
In China Bee represents business advancements. In art, the Bee appearing with monkey and butterfly speaks of prosperity, and if depicted or partnered with bamboo Bee brings abundance.
Hindu tradition ties the Bee to rebirth, including among the Gods. Both Vishnu and Krishna are often shown with a Bee – Vishnu on a lotus flower and Krishna on the forehead, which also speaks of psychic energy.