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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!

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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.

Bee Dreams

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.

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268 Comments

  1. catherine L. Zolnierowicz July 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I was in my community pool the other day in Florida. I am at a point in my life where I could use more money instead of just living from fixed income to fixed income. Always on my mind that I have a beautiful home, and surroundings which took me a long time to get here. I started seeing quite a few bees in the water, some were dead, and some legs were kicking, so I scooped them up with my hands and got them out onto the side of the pool. Now, I was getting out to use the restroom, and there was one more bee that was alive in the water, and I scooped him up, and he stung my finger. I immediately took the stinger out, and said, I was only trying to save you, why did you sting me? You think that was a sign of a miracle of money coming? I hope so. I need it!

    • Grace July 31, 2018 at 3:13 am - Reply

      Hi Catherine Thanks for sharing. I also felt it may be a sign that along with helping others … are you also valuing yourself and your dreams? Grace ox

  2. HD Lee July 20, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful post. I have deep appreciation for the insights you are sharing on this website.

  3. Deborah Gray July 22, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    What does it mean when a bee lands on you.
    Thank you for you insight

    Deborah64

  4. Vicki July 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for having this message. I have had a bumblebee visit me every morning as I sit outside to drink coffee for weeks. My mother passed away at the end of May. She had lived with me since November. I need surgery. And I really do too much. I don’t take enough time to rest. She would be on my case for working so much in the yard or mowing when I don’t need to be doing it. Well I have been thinking about looking up if there was something symbolic about the be visiting me everyday. Your website is what I found. Fits me perfectly.

  5. Cindy July 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Yesterday during sunrise meditation a bumblebee flew within arms length from my face and hovered for a few seconds and flew away, my oldest daughter was stung by a bee in another state and today there was a huge Bumble bee insisting on coming into my window. Is there a visitor in my future

  6. Susan Dyas August 7, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Ha. I have always wondered why I like bees and since being an adult,have never been afraid of them. Now thanks to your site, I know why! Thank you so much.

  7. Kim August 9, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I’ve woken up 3 nights in a row this week each time by a bumble bee. Once on my thigh, the second night
    one woke me while sitting on my forehead and the next was one visiting on my pillow. Each night I got up and enclosed it in a tissue and
    let it go free outside into the night.
    I’d love and appreciate some insight as to what all of this could possibly mean for me.
    Thanks so much……

  8. Jessica Gutshall August 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Hi love learning about all of this and appreciate your knowledge and willingness to share. I am allergic to bees but find myself stung very often and usually on foot or ankle or toe. Many times I feel the message and today I resonate with carting too much at once and not stopping to breath. Thank you.

  9. Fran August 24, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Hi, I was sitting in my car with the window open. A small bee flew in the window and landed on my hand. Then it was checking out my car. I thought maybe he wants water.
    I cupped my hand and poured a small amount of water in my hand. The bee landed on my hand and drank water. He then proceeded to wash himself in the water. I got nervous when he started washing his anterior. I got out of the car with him still on my hand. Then he flew away.

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