Bee Symbolism & Meaning

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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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112 Responses

  1. Katherine

    Greetings, I was stung without provocation, and a shamanic animal communicator explained that it was an initiation into bee medicine. Now that I read this, I agree, this was very fitting for all I am doing and creating. Are there any other information pieces around initiation of the bee energies? Can you add some mention of the bee energy through the experience of being stung? At first I felt deep shame that I might have done something wrong, but the shaman assured me, that this was not the case, (she is a communicator and asked), and helped me to feel into receiving the activation and to do further research. Your site was extremely helpful and supportive. Thank you.

    • Hello, Katherine!

      Ouch! Bee stings can hurt but their overall medicine is wonderful! YAY that you are working with Bee as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal! And, thank you for the kind words about my site. It’s my heart.

      If you take a look at my sister site you’ll see that I’m a professional psychic medium so what I’m about to tell you is coming from my intuition.

      Perhaps Bee stung you in an effort to help you move away from erroneous feelings of guilt. Meaning, not everything is your fault and it’s time to stop shouldering the false belief that it is. It’s kind of like “tough love”.

      Also, for some reason, I’m feeling like anger is a very uncomfortable emotion for you. Perhaps Bee stung you in an effort to let you know that our shadow self is a natural part of us. It’s OK to be angry and to speak your truth about it.

      Bees are solar symbols. So, it’s time to stand in your own glorious radiance and shine, shine, shine! You can do it! I know you can!

      Thank you for the suggestion to put info in regarding Bee stings! It’s a wonderful idea! I’ll research the subject and get it added soon!

      Stay wild,

      • Sally

        Thank you Bernadette. Your sharing was helpful to me as well. I was traveling and every where I went, bees followed me;)

        • Hello, Sally!

          You are most welcome! I don’t know why but I’m “bee-ing” told to tell you to start taking pictures of all the Bees! Do you do amateur or professional photography? Or, some kind of artistry in “pictures”?

          Stay wild,

        • Hi, Sally;

          You are most welcome! So happy to help! Awww, you had sweet little balls of sunshine following you! What a wonderful trip that must have been!

          Stay wild,

      • Crystal

        Happy Sunday, Bernadette! Thank you for sharing the Bee love from so many traditions! I was also stung by a sweet little honey bee today–unprovoked. Lately, Sun energies (namely, Oshun) have been visiting me as I was sitting in a chair at a farmer’s market awaiting a chiropractic session when Bee visited. Perhaps, I was simply wearing a bit too much yellow! Several other bees began following me closely, as I gently danced in another direction. Bee allowed me the session and returned as soon as I was off the table. I am respectful of them and their role on this planet. Immediately, I was saddened that the bee ended its life without me knowing if I contributed to its actions or whether it bore a message.
        I am definitely a busy bee and have been moving toward increased self-care/self-love and taking more time to savor the sweetness life. I’m uncertain of the message–bee it about anxiety or something else I’m missing from Bee or Oshun (who wears a container of honey around her waist). I would love to hear your thoughts!

        Thank you <3

        • Happy Monday, Crystal!

          You are most welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying sweet Bee energy today!

          First, I sure hope you either already write professionally or have a plan to do so as your story telling talents are wonderful! So, this may come totally out of left field but even though you were wearing yellow and have been working with solar energies, I still think there is a message coming through about “warming up”. Have you recently been in a situation that left you “cold”? If so, Bees came to shine their light in all the dark places and remind you to laugh a little more.

          Sure hope that helps!

          Stay wild,

      • Karen

        Thank you so much for the info on bee sting. I knew it was a message from spirit and giggled that I was so sure it was such. At the time I was visiting an area I loved because my mother spent time there and she crossed over some time ago. When I was young she would begin me to were shoes ,I never kept them on for long, hence would be stung on the bottom of my feet. Yesterday while visiting this area, I had just kicked off my flip flops when ouch I was stung! I’m being called in a new way strongly by spirit now, not sure to what, but feeling quite restless knowing a new venture is imminent. I am very grateful for your information, thanks for all you do, and for being you????

        • Hello, Karen!

          You are most welcome! Thank you for the sweet words! I’m wishing you so much success on your new calling and venture! You’ll do great, I just know it!

          Stay wild,

          • Karen

            So kind of you to answer back ,blessings of love and light ????

            Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

          • You are most welcome. I wish the very same for you!

            Stay wild,

    • wendy

      Hi katherine,
      Yesterday a buzzing bee joined me at lunchtime while I was sitting in my car. My response was to shoo it away. It would not leave. It was like it was trying to tell me something. I rolled down my windows and got out. It flew away.

  2. Tiffany

    Bees have always been important to me I actually have one tattooed on my back but today in my car I noticed that I accidentally killed one. I had not even noticed that it had flown in but only that it was stuck to the bottom of my water bottle and sadly still some what alive. It must have gotten trapped under it somehow. I am feeling like this might mean something but I don’t know what. Any help with this would be appreciated :). Thank you.

    • Hello, Tiffany;

      Sometimes things just are what they are and there is no big message. However, I wonder if you’ve been working too hard lately? Given that the Bee was trapped “under water” (and water is necessary to life) – well, it might be time to get some rest and rejuvenation.

      Sure hope this helps.

      Stay wild,

  3. Tina malave

    A honey bee follows me everywhere for the past 6 years. It never stings me and has just rested on my shoulder at times. Of course i don’t want to or have ever been stung by one so i either wave it away or run from it. It even follows me to me car and tries to get in my windows. I didn’t know that ment anything. I just thought that bees wanted to sting me ????

    • Hi, Tina!

      6 years? LOL Your Spirit Animal sure is trying hard to get your attention!

      Rarely will any animal come after us just for the sake of attacking – or, in this case, stinging. So, since your Bee is specifically a Honey Bee it’s very likely trying to get you to “sweeten up”. Like, in the case of you thinking the Bee always wanted to sting you – perhaps it could be helpful if you asked yourself why you immediately judged that the Bee wanted to hurt you.

      Maybe Honey Bees are finding you to let you know that the world really is full of “golden kindness” and it’s safe to have trust!

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  4. Tina malave

    Oh and i can be in a crowd of people and the bee will only go for me

  5. Alexandra Pierre-Louis


    This morning as I was heading to work, I was surrounded by three different bees when entering my car. I knew intuitively that they were significant and wanted to get your feedback. Thanks!

    • Hi, Alexandra;

      3 Bees! How lucky for you!

      First, Bees are solar symbols. They bring light and joy to Mother Earth and all her children! And, I feel like you are a bright, energetic person with a big flashy smile so it’s no wonder Bees are attracted to your energy.

      Bees also represent the “sweet victory” in business/at work. So, perhaps you have some work related things on your mind (promotion, raise, going to a different job with better opportunities, etc.).

      Finally, in Numerology, 3 is about individuals joining together to make a whole. 3 is a very sacred number because it represents the trinity. You can read about it on my sister-site – Numerology 3.

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

      • Alexandra Pierre-Louis

        Thank you so much, Bernadette! Today I was taking pictures of flowers and one picture stood out; three flowers together surrounded by other flowers! So funny!! The universe never ceases to amaze me. Namaste <3

        • You are most welcome! The universe is absolutely amazing!

          Stay wild,

  6. Colleen

    What dose it mean when you are stung by a bee and almost die ?

    • Hi, Colleen;

      Gee, I sure hope this didn’t happen to you! If it did, hope you’re OK!

      Without knowing what was going on in the person’s life when this happened, it would be almost impossible to give an opinion on the symbolism. Over the years I’ve found that NDE’s (Near Death Experiences) are brought into a person’s life as a wake up call or as a way of stopping something worse from happening.

      I will say that I do not believe anything that happens is just random or a coincidence. Every nano-second matters so it could help if you took a look at what was going on at the time this happened. This could give you the answers you’re seeking.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

      • Colleen

        Thank you for your reply. Yes, this did just happened to me. I know there is a reason and I am keeping my heart open for an answer. But it has been one day at a time!

        • Hello, Colleen;

          Please accept my apology for the delayed reply.

          That had to be a scary time! So happy you are OK now! I can offer the following for your consideration;

          During my years as a professional psychic medium and through all my years of spiritual studies, I’ve come to believe that we choose our own path. Many folks call this a sacred contract. Meaning, when we are on the other side we work with our soul groups to create the scenarios that we face in life. These scenarios create opportunity for us to make choices. By making those choices and working through the outcomes our souls learn and grow.

          So, it’s possible you chose this scenario for any number of reasons. All that said, when a person chooses to have a near death experience in their life it is a sign that their soul is choosing to grow and ascend at very rapid rate!

          Though I am sympathetic to how frightening your NDE (near death experience) was, I also honor your soul because it takes a very strong soul to choose this scenario.

          Hope that helps.

          Stay wild,

          • Colleen

            Thank you for your reply, this was my third NDE this year. The first two where by one evil person, but this one from nature did make my wonder what was going on. Your answer is a big help! Thank you and I will keep my heart and soul open for what is to come!

          • Hi, Colleen;

            You are most welcome. Sending tons of honey energy your way!

            Stay wild,

  7. S

    Hi Bernadette,
    Lovely to find your website, as I am sitting here at a pool club overcast weather/ with a worker be for an hour + who has landed on the my water bottle relaxing!

    I strongly honor the animal totems and when one captures my attention (I’ve had some wild encounters!), always think on my last thoughts when they arrive. In this case, I was reminiscing about a town I just recently moved away from due to lack of available housing, (left a relationship there as well), and thought on eventually moving back in Divine timing if that is where I still feel called. The transition I experienced was having to leave much behind that was near and dear and relocate/refocus in a deeper more prominent way. Work and productivity as well as relationship has always been a major theme while residing there, I am also a light worker/energy healing practitioner. Now in a new beautiful space (location) and work is my primary focus, however the old area still has my heart. I wondered your thoughts/interpretation.

    With sweet honey Blessings to you! S

    • Hello!

      Please accept my apology for the tardy reply.

      Just as the Bee who landed on your water bottle, it sounds like you flew to the flower that would provide the best nectar for you. With that new nectar you’ll be able to produce the sweet golden victory – honey.

      As a lightworker and healer, transitions can be really tough when we leave parts of our heart behind to answer a calling – in this case relocating and refocusing so you can do deeper and more meaningful work.

      My intuition tells me that you will move back to your beloved hive and sooner than you are currently anticipating. 🙂

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  8. Patrice

    Hello, the other day. I was on vacation and I was talking to my boyfriend when a bee buzzed up to me and I allowed it to land on my nose where it stayed there for a moment and flew away. I felt a positive energy afterwards. What do you think it might mean?

    • Hello, Patrice!

      *Giggle*! What a great photo opp! How adorbs!

      Bees are solar symbols so it makes great sense that you would feel uplifted and warm – aka “positive”! Now, with the Bee landing on your nose I suspect the little butterball of sweet goodness was telling you to follow your hunches more often – to trust your own intuition more. I feel like that’s been a challenge for you but now you will have an easier time of stepping into your own psychic power.

      Sure hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  9. Andrea

    Hi Bernadette! Today I was parked by the beach,drinking Canada Dry,and as I looked into the bottle as it was in my out hi noticed a bee buzzing around in the bottle. I never even saw it enter my car none the less fly into the bottle,as the bottle had not been open until I opened it to take a sip.I’m a firm believer in everything having a reason so I immediately googled “what does it mean if a bee lands in your drink” lol and ended up here ????

    • Hi, Andrea!

      Welcome! I’m so happy Google brought you to!

      OK, this might sound a little strange but I’m wondering if the Bee came to tell you that you should “go for it”. Meaning, Bees aren’t aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But Bees don’t know that and they really, really, really want to fly! So, they adjusted how fast they flap their wings and because of how many times and how fast they flap, they get lift off!

      Something is telling me that you are holding back on “going for” something you want. It could be a job, a relationship, etc. Even if you think that you can’t, with some adjustments in your approach – you can!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  10. Christi

    First of all, love your site – such indepth information. So this week I was stung on two different days by a bee, I think a yellow jacket. Last time I was bit was when I was 5 by a bumble bee. And I had a phobia of bees, until maybe 10 or 15 years ago. Seems more than a coincidence that now I was stung twice. First sting was on left thigh, second on left back shoulder. Any thoughts?

    • Hi, Christi;

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

      I saw your update that it was a Bee for sure and not a Yellow Jacket. Whew! Because Yellow Jackets are fierce little Spirit Animals. Bees are far ‘sweeter’ even though they can sting! LOL

      Hmmm, being stung twice in the same week does seem unusual. I wonder if you are going through something right now that is fear-based. Meaning, once upon a time you had a Bee phobia but then phobia went away. Maybe Bees have shown up to remind you that whatever it is you are developing a fear of really isn’t all that scary and it’s time to move that negativity out of your consciousness.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  11. Christi

    update – it was not a yellow jacket – it was a bee – one visiting out my bedroom window – in a flower!

  12. Patricia

    Hi Bernadette,
    Excited for feedback. I have looked all over the web to find out why I was stung multiple times yesterday evening. So I stopped by my exboyfriends to pick up a holistic med that he brought back from Norway recently. While sitting on a wooden bench on his front porch petting his lovely little Westies, several or more bees (not sure what kind-yellow and black with powerful stings) got in my hair and shirt top. I was stung on my left front shoulder AND multiple times on my scalp above & around my left ear. I am still feeling it and in some pain & itch. I do not like taking regular pills, however, since I was stung so many times my ex boyfriend ran to the store to get Benadryl. I took two, then headed home shortly after. I felt like it was a message that I should not have stopped by his home. Nothing is coming clear to me. Hope you can offer some insight or information. Love your website and Thank You in advance! Blessings, Patricia

    • Hello, Patricia!

      Yikes! Many stings all at one time means the Bees are really trying to get your attention, for sure!

      I don’t think the Bees meant that you should not have stopped at your boyfriend’s house. Because you got stung mostly on your head, I wonder if that is the Bee’s way of telling you it’s time for you to open up your crown chakra and focus. Bees symbolize taking stock of your “responsibilities”. So, if you’ve been scattered lately maybe it’s time for you to get moving on that art project, job, etc.

      Thank you so much for the kind words about They are very much appreciated!

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

      • Patricia

        Thank you for your response. It really resonates with me. I just said today, I need to focus. And btw, he almost died the next day in a paragliding accident and is in ICU with serious injuries. So a BIG message from the BEES. Take care of myself & my responsibilities, which I have sometimes gave up to put others first. Thanks again! Patricia – oh & yes, organizing, job AND school projects to get on with. 🙂 Thank you bees…

        • Hello, Patricia;

          Please know my prayers are with you and your boyfriend at this time. With permission, I’ll send tons of healing energy to him!

          Stay wild,

          • Patricia

            Absolutely send healing energy. Thanks… His name is Egil and he is actually my ex-boyfriend which I mentioned in first email. 🙂
            Blessings, gratitude and love!

          • Will do! Many wishes for Egil’s rapid healing!

            Stay wild,

  13. Julian

    Hi, Bernadette,
    I got stung on the back of the neck by a bee in my car. Your responses to previous queries have been helpful. It hurt and I cancelled plans and went home to recoup with balm and rest. Any ideas on the significance of my particular encounter? Thanks ,

    • Hello, Julian;

      This is just a theory but I think you have a very busy schedule and maybe the sting was to tell you to slow down and smell the proverbial roses (or any flowers you love!).

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  14. Ruth

    Hi Bernadette-
    I had spent a whole day with a friend I feel great warmth towards. (She is a yoga sister) She had come to meet my daughters and me at a beautiful public garden with huge grounds and then we went to a garden shop. (Many an encounter with bees all day!)Upon giving her a hug goodbye I felt a sting in my right palm. When I turned my right hand over to see why it had hurt to hug my sweet friend we both saw a bee stumble in my palm and then fly away. It seemed like such a profound goodbye!
    I feel like Bee was telling me something important about my relationship with my dear friend. (Or: Did Bee punctuate with an exclamation point my dreams about sharing yoga with teens?)
    I would love to know your feelings Bernadette.

    • Hello, Ruth;

      In Palmistry, an ‘itching’ in your right hand means abundance (money) is coming your way. I wonder if you have been thinking about a new business venture. Though you do mention a new endeavor (sharing yoga with teems) you did not state that it would be a ‘business’. However, if it would be part of a business then I think the big message Bee brought to you was “Go for it!”

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  15. Victoria

    Thank you for sharing. I didn’t have a honeybee. I had the queen bee fly in my car window and would not leave me even when I shooed her out the window. Both of my parents passed, within 10 months of each other and I’m really going through a lot now. I take it as a sign from mom and dad to keep trying. 🙂

    • Hi, Victoria;

      Oooooo a QUEEN BEE?!!!! Definitely a matriarch so, yes, I would definitely say that your mom visited you. I’m sure sorry for your losses. How beautiful that they are coming through from the other side to let you know they’re still with you and are supporting you at this time.

      Stay wild,

      • Bernadette

        Thank you so much, it’s nice to know that mom is close to me. It is a wonderful thing to hear. ❤

  16. Krista

    Ive been having a sudden stroke of “bad luck” in my life recently. Feeling very spiritually lost and losing my ability to love and be loved. Today leaving my house, a bee flew into my shirt and stung me on the left side of my chest right by my heart. At first, I chopped it up to being “the icing on the cake” considering my negative state ive been in. But after finding your website, Bernadette, and this explanation of what bees represent, I am filled with hope and reassurance that the universe is actually trying to tell me something much more positive. Thank you for this.

    • Hi, Krista;

      Awww, I’m sending love to you right now and I bet all the Wild Ones reading this will send you love, too! So, make sure to keep your heart chakra wide open to receive it! It’s wonderful that you found hope here at!

      I’m going to hold sacred space for you and let the universe know that it’s time for you to Bee happy right now!

      Stay wild,

  17. christa

    I have been a beekeeper for many years and for a solid week now bees are coming into my kitchen each day in the morning when
    I forget to close the front door. Many of them. I wait for a few hours and open the screens to let them out again.
    Simply cannot figure out their behavior – i did not collect their honey yet and have no open jars in the house, but do use beeswax candles which might be the attraction? No aggression and easy to let them out again.

    • Hi, Christa!

      A Beekeeper! How awesome! Kitchens are the gathering spot in all happy homes. Food is what brings nations together! So, maybe your Bees are telling you to bake some yummy organic honey filled treats and send them to me? LOL Just kidding!

      Seriously though, it does make sense they would follow you to such a warm and wonderful place. Also, Bees are all about successful ventures and since they are solar symbols which is all about gestation and growth – I wonder if you have a new “baby” that you are trying to give “birth” to? Could be a “real” baby or a new business, career, relationship, etc.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  18. Jen

    Thank you for this lovely introduction to the Bee. I’ve always loved bees and the few times I’ve been stung by them have all been without provocation. Mostly I’ve stepped on them accidentally (I hate wearing shoes outside!) but one sought me out and just BAP! stung me on the forehead and the hand!

    It’s always a joy to find honeybees around and I’m always delighted by their presence wherever we’ve lived. Funny story: as I was reading the first few responses you gave to other comments, I saw a lot of myself in your suggestions. It’s always a pleasure meeting kindred souls!

    Happy weekend!

    • Hello, Jen!

      You are most welcome! So happy you’re enjoying it here at! Always a pleasure to meet a kindred soul!

      So you got a stinger right in the ol’ Third Eye Chakra, huh? That’s big going’s on so maybe it’s time to really focus on expanding your psychic and healing abilities?

      Stay wild,

  19. Danielle

    Hello Bernadette,

    What an interesting website to have stumbled upon! I found this page about bees while googling to see if there was a symbolic meaning behind finding a dead bee.

    I found a little buzzy guy upturned with legs in the air, on the short path between my front door and the gate. It comes at a rather significant time in my life, so I’m hyper-aware of any signs or symbols nature has to offer me.

    Any insights would be much appreciated – I’m new to this stuff!

    Thanks for your time,

    • Hello, Danni!

      So happy you found us!

      OK, so with your poor little Bee having her little legs all upturned she wasn’t just dead – she was D.E.D. dead. So, what I’m picking up with you is that normally you’re a person who is super confident but, for some reason, lately you’ve been doubting yourself. I think Bee came to you to let you know that it really IS a short distance from your front door to your gate. And, once you make yourself go through the gate there’s a whole fantastic world out there and you’re gonna’ do great in it!

      See, Bees are not aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But they don’t know that so they fly anyway. They learned to adapt how many times they have to flap their gossamer little wings so they can get lift off!

      Don’t let your dreams “die”, OK? Go buzz around till you make the kind of honey YOU want to make!

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  20. Lady Dria

    I am just becoming comfortable with sharing my gifts because I feared being labeled someone bad from religious people. Saturday, September 03, 2016 as I encouraged a young lady in a parking lot; a bee wouldn’t stop circling around me no matter how much she and I fanned at it. Then out of no where it was a total of three. The young lady ask me what does that mean to me but I was embarrassed. I told her I will share with her later because as I stated; I am still cautious about sharing my gifts. This knowledge regarding bees has help me to be more aware how nature and the universe communicates with me.

    • Hello, Lady Dria;

      With your permission, I’ll send you tons of Butterfly energy! See, Butterflies stay in their cocoon until it’s time to emerge and fly! Butterflies never worry that they are delicate and fragile. They live their Butterfly lives to the fullest, dancing all around the flowers of this world and teaching us how to do the same. When you’re ready to share your metaphysical abilities with the world, the right people will show up to support you.

      Stay wild,

  21. Sheri

    Hey There!
    I am very spiritual and have been asking for signs from my angels. Yesterday while sipping a cocktail I began chewing on what I thought was a piece of paper and ended up looking to see it was a bee! It did not sting me, and appeared dead. None the less that had never happened to me before and I felt it was a sign. Later that night while food shopping I stopped to smell a large sun flower. As I closed my eyes and took in the scent I opened my eyes to see a very large bumble bee on the same flower about 2 inches from my nose. I was scared and stepped back but again felt that it was strange that these two bee encounters happened. I feel they are a sign but I’m unsure of what to make of it. Thank you for your guidance! Xo

    • Hi, Sheri;

      What strikes me most about these two Bee encounters is that they were both “in your face”. Since you’ve been asking for signs from your angels, maybe they reached out to the Bees to “get in your face” because you hadn’t seen the signs they sent previously. Also, perhaps Bees showed up near your mouth as a reminder to speak more sweetly to yourself (and others – maybe you’ve been through a stressful time?).

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  22. Kimberly Rathbun

    Thanks for the amazing read! I’ve recently had a very enlightening change in my perception of life and have made many changes to my way of life, however I still am very new to my awakening journey. With that being said I’m having trouble interpreting a recent bee encounter. I leave my bedroom window open consistently and one day a bee flew in and was buzzing against my window pane, I attempted to free it and sadly smashed it. I felt so much sorrow immediately, the tears came and it was very hard. I care greatly for all creatures but normally I’m not impacted so intensely with so much grievance. The next day I come home and there was at least 10 bees in my window! I decided I’d shut my door and leave all my windows open in hopes they’d escape safely, still feelin guilty for harming their friend. I came back later to find all the bees dead on my floor. I felt sorrow but I didn’t really think it meant anything directly to me. This event occurred right before a trip I’d been prepping for all year and I was deep in final preparations when they visited me. The trip was very challenging and I was presented with amazing moments and very tough ones, I left wanting to see everything as a lesson. However there were a few key moments that left me trying to interpret their real relevance in my trip, I honestly couldn’t figure out how I felt or how I should resolve these things, truly puzzled which path is correct. I can give more details via email if needed. Well then I came home I stumbled across a few articles that lead me here and now the bee encounter seems much deeper than other experiences I’ve had with our insect friends and I truly would like to try and understand if their presence is an important guide for me in such a transitional time in my life. I’d love to give you details or answer any questions if you could try and help me enterpret this. I know this is long haha but I attempted to do some research and didn’t find many answers particularly to what I’d felt I’d come across. Thank you and hope for a response!

    • Hello, Kimberly;

      Gosh, 10 Bees all dead at once. And another one the day before. Well, that makes the sacred master number 11. In Numerology, 11 is about the awakening process and ascension. It’s a very, very powerful message to come via any animal so it might really help if you read on my sister site all about the spiritual meanings of Number 11. It just seems fitting given all you went through on your “trip”.

      11 Bees dead all in 24 hours absolutely is about major transitions in life. When things get turbulent, always remember that Bees are not supposed to be able to fly but they really, really wanted to so they simply adapted! They have to flap their wings way more than most insects but they don’t care about the hard work because they can fly! It’s about priorities. Bees are terrific reminders of this!

      On and I answer as many questions as I can. When someone has a question like yours, I suggest maybe they book a psychic reading with me or get a reading from a psychic they know and trust.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  23. Shiva

    I just moved in to a new apartment which used to be a textile mill full of character and beautiful huge windows. right in the middle of the loft, corner of the middle window is a huge honey comb and full, like 50 of bees on it.
    I’m not sure if they were attracted to the last tenants energy or they are a present for me because all that I read about them applies to my life so perfectly.
    – I am in a position that only miracles could have placed me here
    – absolutely workaholic and don’t have time for anything but grad school
    – in an environment where I don’t connect with anybody and had to be an – absolute loner at all times
    – dealing with a love situation that is of unworldly power
    I guess I’ll have to see if they leave after a while or not
    what are your thoughts on that

    • Hello, Shiva;

      Oooo, that apartment sound SO cool! Congrats!

      Folks often times think that Spirit Animals only show up “after the fact”. But, because they are “spirit guides” they can easily anticipate our needs – even before we move to an apartment! So, I’ll bet those Bees let themselves in as your official welcoming committee! What a beautiful gift from the animal spirit world!

      Try to work on that workaholic thing, OK? Take some time to enjoy the sweet nectar of your life. If you listen closely, the Bees are buzzing the same message to you! 🙂

      Stay wild,

  24. PatriciaL.

    I have been struggling with a tough decision of whether or not to move out of my house. As I was walking down the street today to go look at an apartment for rent about a block from where I live currently, a bee flew right in front of my nose. He was so close that I could feel the vibrations of his wings but he was not quite touching me even as I continued walking towards him, he never touched me. Then just as suddenly he flew back behind me and I turned around and he was gone. I felt like the bee was telling me to stop, but for what I’m not sure.

    • Hello, Patricia;

      I’m struck by the Bee flying very close to you in front and, then, flying around behind you. I wonder if perhaps Bee is asking you to stop and try to see your decision in a different “direction”. Meaning, instead of thinking about how tough the decision will be to make – maybe focus on how awesome it is that you have many options! Also, struggling is something Bees let go of long ago. See, Bees are not aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But they really wanted to be able to fly so instead of struggling against the laws of nature, they adapted how fast they flap their wings – they simply stopped focus on the struggle and started focusing on the solution! Voila! Bees can fly wherever they want to go and so can you!

      Can’t wait to see what you choose! I’m sure it will be for your highest and best good no matter which direction you fly toward!

      Stay wild,

  25. Nomzamo

    Dear Bernadette,

    Yersteday morning I was taking a routine jog on my drive way, just as I was taking my final laps so exhausted breathing through my nose & mouth as I was out of breadth a bee stung me on my inside lower lip. This was the very first time i got stung, the pain was unbearable, managed to spit it out & it fell on the ground & just as i was preparing to step on it to kill it it flew away (am now glad that it managed to fly away).

    Could there be some meaning in this?

    I relayed this to my partner (he’s very spiritual conscious) who then googled the meaning & that’s how i ended up on your site.

    Looking forward to your reply & thank you in advance.

    • Hello, Nomzamo;

      Apologies for the delayed reply.

      Bee stings are big omens because they happen far fewer times than one might think given how many Bees there are in the world. That the Bee sting happened on your lower lip, I wonder if maybe its a sign to pay more attention to how you’re communicating and relating to others. Are you quick to anger or expressing opinions before asked? Or, conversely, do you have trouble speaking your truth – do you cover up truths by fibbing or evading?

      Take some time and really think about how you would like to improve your communication. Then ask Bee to come back and help you integrate the sweetness of its honey so that all your communication efforts are ‘yummy’! 🙂

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  26. Lee

    I work in a nursing home as a dietary aid and I’ve had bees flying around my kitchen window from the inside for a week and a half and then they die. I’m thinking it was signifying a new resident coming into the house but im not sure?

    • Hello, Lee;

      Apologies for the delayed reply.

      Part of the interpretation here would have to do with whether you’re trying to let the Bees out of the kitchen (maybe opening the window) or whether they are trapped. However, I feel uncomfortable when I step into the energy of that kitchen so I’m wondering if you are actually feeling “trapped” in your job? Maybe you want to leave but can’t find “the way out” right now.

      Generally speaking, when we see any animal who is trapped its a huge call to our soul that NOW is the time to find the way to freedom – that the longer we stay in relationships and situations we feel stuck in, our soul ‘dies’ a bit more with each passing day.

      So, if you’re wanting a change, a transformation from one ‘life’ or job to the next – go for it!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  27. Gold

    I just noticed bees following me around today, anywhere I sit or stand they come. I tried moving around it’s the same and it’s kind of embarrassing! It’s not happening to other people around me. Why me?

    • Hello, Gold;

      Apologies for the delayed reply.

      Well, it could have been some scent you were emitting but, then, why your scent? What really strikes me about your question is the statement, “…it’s kind of embarrassing! It’s not happening to other people around me. Why me?” Bees are solar symbols. Their energy is life giving and burns brightly! Bees don’t care what anyone thinks. This is evident because Bees even went against what Mother Nature had in mind for them! See, Bees are not aerodynamically shaped to be able to fly. But they really wanted to fly so they figured out a way to make their dreams come true – no matter what Mother Nature or any other animals thought. Maybe this is the lesson Bee buzzed in to tell you.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  28. andrea

    Hiya b
    After a bee sting yesterday and a hand and arm out of action from swelling. I am reduced to sit and contemplate – this first sunny weekend of spring- when I could be doing so much. Life over the past 2 years has been a rollercoaster. it always seems to be stings that slow me down…. just when I get motivated to strive for the final move. Confused.

  29. Gia

    WOW! Two days before my father died, a bee was just sitting above my bathroom mirror and as I showered, it flew around the bathroom. I wasn’t afraid. I said “good morning” and later told my friends and coworkers about it. My dad died 2 days later, just 5 days before my birthday.

    About a week and a half after his death, I wore a bright yellow dress (and I NEVER wear yellow). The whole entire day people were stopping me and commenting on how beautiful I looked. When I got home, my daughters father stopped in his tracks (He hadn’t seen me earlier) and said “wow! you just messed me up! It was like Oshun just floated into the room! You look so regal and beautiful!”

    A few days later, another bee came to visit me during my shower, and a few days after that, I dreamt that my father was showing me how to take care of an orchid.

    Today, 20 days after my fathers death, I was casually stung by a bee. I have never been stung before and part of me felt connected to the bee, even as I was in pain and as I picked the stinger from my skin.

    What could this bee and my father be trying to tell me?

    • Hello, Gia;

      Please accept my condolences for your family’s loss.

      Orchids are symbols of virility and child birth so, are you by any chance pregnant or wanting to become pregnant?

      How incredible it is to have someone in your life who tells you that you look like Oshun! What a beautiful compliment! That said, Oshun is the goddess of fertility – again, a baby reference.

      As for getting stung – it’s odd because I don’t feel like you’re a person who is angry very often but I’m feeling like you’ve been experiencing anger lately. If this is the case, Bee might be letting you know that your ‘stinger’ can cause pain to others even when it’s an accident and you don’t mean it.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  30. deb

    Today at lunch a bee and a fly flew in my car. I thought it was two flies at first but noticed the one buzzing around my passenger seat was a bee. I tried to get it to fly out the window but it persisted and eventually landed inside my purse that was laying on the seat. I usually freak out because I’ve been stung twice in my life and know how they hurt. But this time I was ok for the most part. I looked in my purse and saw it was sitting on the inside pocket. I used a bag to wave it out of my purse and out of the car. I quickly closed the windows but noticed it had come around to the drivers side window in an attempt to get in. Not sure if it was attracted to the chapstick in my purse or if there was a meaning for its presence. My search for answers led me here. And the fly? It continued to annoy me on my drive back to work. It must have escaped when I got out of the car.

    • Hello, Deb;

      I find that Flies get a bad rap – like Vultures and Opossums. But, without these creatures, the world would be a really icky place because they are Mother Earth’s “maids” – they clean up after us. Since Bee is about creativity and solar energy, I’m wondering if there’s a situation that you need to “clean up” before you begin something new? Maybe leaving a job, relationship, living situation, college major, etc. to transition to another? If so, it’s a sign that your new venture is going to go GREAT – as long as you are sure to ‘clean up behind yourself”.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  31. Laura

    Hello Bernadette!
    Right now, at the age of 21, I’m struggling to come to terms with my reality and what I want to do with my life. Everything in this article resonates so clearly with me! I have been very lethargic and generally unmotivated to get up and do the hard work that I know I must do to find my way in this world. I’ve been in a funk for the last couple of weeks and can;t seem to shake it. Also it doesn’t hurt to mention that I’ve been stung by bees 6 TIMES in my life. Your article just dropped into my lap this morning and I can’t help but feel like it is a clear sign for me. Any help breaking this down would be truly appreciated. Thanks!

    • Hello, Laura;

      The first thing I would tell you is that you’re only 21! That’s far too young for so much angst so just relax for a bit!

      Also, remember, Bees can get their much needed nectar from tons of different flowers so don’t feel as if you have to decide on just one path! Your generation is known to have as many as 5 different (satisfying and lucrative) “careers” in one lifetime so perhaps focus on what you love instead of how hard it will be to find your way in this world. I’ll bet you find a very sweet path that will be filled with fun as well as offer you the opportunity to contribute to this world in a wonderful way!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  32. Randina

    I love this! Thank you! Every time I say a prayer of affirmation for love or business fortune, bees ???? fly around my window. No matter what window I am looking out of. Normally there are no bees. Only when I speak to the Divine in this way. It’s amazing! I found your page in an effort to understand the sign because I know it is not “random”. Any insight would be loved ❤️

    Thank you again Bernadette ????????

    • Hi, Randina!

      I’ve been crazy busy this week and am just now replying. However, you know what the Bees are telling you. It’s time to fly forward and bring your own “brand” (private label branding!) to the world. The Universe is just sitting around waiting for you to make your decision – it’s already put out the red carpet so gather up that courage and go, sister, go! You got this!

      Stay wild,

      • Randina

        Woohoo! You are amazing! Thank you for your light. On point and appreciated to the moon ????

        In Love and Beauty,

        It’s time to let your Light and your Beauty shine!

        Randina Marie- Certified Master Hair Extensions Artist, Master Colorist, Author, Speaker, Licensed Master NeuroLinguistic Programming Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, Certified Weight Loss Master Coach, Entrepreneur

        -Author of “The Power of A Woman”- How to Get what you want in life, and be happy doing it.

        Owner and Co-Founder Hair Philosophy & The Power Of A Woman Transformational Coaching & Empowerment

  33. Sonya


    Thank you for all the insight on this page! I’m hoping you can help me narrow down the bee message being sent to me. I have been encountering bees for about a month or so, usually one at a time and usually with my son present. Sometimes they’re attracted to him or sometimes me. The last time was me by myself and it was multiple of them, but I’m not clear on what I should be getting. We are going through various things physically, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually right now that make it difficult to pinpoint what they want me to know. Also, hexagon has come up three times. I think it is related. Do you have any insight on this? It would be much appreciated!

    • Hello, Sonya;

      You are most welcome and thank YOU for visiting

      It makes perfect sense that a hexagon came up along with Bees because beehives are hexagonal. And, I think you can find part of the purpose of Bees and hexagons coming to you by watching the video below. See, Bees are super smart mathematicians! They’ve calculated that a six sided hive is what will keep their family and its honey safest. Since you’ve been through so much lately, Bees are letting you know that you are intelligent and very capable! Make your own sacred geometry and “figure” out what will keep you and your son happiest and safe.

      Also, you can visit my sister site, to learn more about the Numerology meanings of Number 6 and Number 3.

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  34. Sarah

    Thank you for your article. A bee came to me this morning and made its way into my clothing I’m assuming during my morning walk. I didn’t discover it for quite a while but when I was inside it was in my shirt. I was able to get it out and it chose not to sting me even though I was flailing about. Given my current changing life situation I am humbled and greatful for its visit and what its presence means to me. I feel it had a purpose in visiting me and your article rings true for me. Thank you so much and thank you little bee.

    • Hello, Sarah;

      You are most welcome! And thank YOU for visiting

      I’m sending tons of good energy your way! Take some time this week and delight in some decadent organic honey laden sweet, OK? It will help you to remember that bitter situations or persons don’t last forever and it should help you be able to smile again.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  35. Bri

    I found this piece helpful but I’m still lost for understanding. For about 2 weeks now, every time I go outside there are bees. Bees everywhere. It’s usually two or three at a time, they’re never singular. I’m starting to think there is a reason for it but I don’t know why. Neither my kids or I have been stung, but the kids get scared of them because they worry they will get stung. I’m starting to think they mean no harm they just carry a message.

  36. Julianna

    Thank you for this very informative and inspiring expression of Bees message. Yesterday October 1, 2016 I was stung by a honey bee for the first time ever in my life. I’ll be 51 on Wednesday so I was really surprised and a little shocked when it happened. It took me a little time to work through the pain and to be open to whatever message Bee was bringing me but I did so naturally and am happy to say that all signs of the sting were gone within an hour. Much of what you wrote above I can relate too and will meditate with. Thank you love love

    • Hi, Julianna;

      Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉

      You are most welcome! And, thank you for visiting! Bee energy is especially important in our world right now and I’m finding they are doing everything they can to get our attention.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  37. Shan

    Hello Bernadette,

    My Aunt came to visit me and bless my home. We prayed and discussed some things that were unsolved between my sister and I. When they left (my aunt and sister) I followed behind them and waved goodby from my front porch. I was stung on my left hand by a yellow jack! I feel as though there is a message behind the sting.

    • Hi, Shan;

      Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉

      Since I don’t believe anything is a coincidence or a fluke, I believe there was a message from the Yellow Jacket. If you look back on that conversation, what things did you need to say but didn’t? What unresolved feelings did you stifle? Or, were you the aggressor? Take a look back at the interaction and see what communication could have been improved. There you might find out why Yellow Jacket got your attention by stinging.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  38. Richard

    Aloha from Maui. 🌺🌴🍍🌞 I was sitting on the lanai this morning having coffee, when I felt this sting on the back of my left leg. Didn’t see anything at first and then saw a honey bee on the ground. I am 68 and have never been stung by a bee before. I found your site and your insights were very helpful. I have been moving into the roll of a healer for the past few years and have seen my connection with Spirit becoming stronger recently. I interpret the sting of bee energy as forth coming miracles. Have a sweet day. Mahalo nui.

    • Aloha, Richard!

      Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉

      Thank you for visiting! So, basically you are living my dream – Hawaii and healing work! LOL That’s so awesome you crafted such a wonderful sacred contract for yourself! I’ll bet you’re doing great on your path as a healer and I thank you for the work you do in this world.

      Mahalo nui!

      Stay wild,

  39. Angie

    I was in the car waiting for my son to get out of school when a bee flew around my car. Since I fear bees I rolled up my window and it frantically seemed it was trying to get in before it left. I went to do some errands and arrived home. As I was cleaning the bathroom a bee approached the window and was trying to get in. Again, as I have a fear of bees I closed the window. Is there a meaning?

    • Hi, Angie;

      Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉

      Perhaps Bee is trying to let you know that it’s time to face your fears. Also, when we shut what we fear out it can be very difficult for other things to get in.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  40. A

    Came across this from googling… Wouldn’t have commented but u have the same name as a family member….seems symbolic to me. So, my dad passed some time ago, but before he did I started seeing bees around and I remember him telling me that seeing bees means prosperity. One time I saw dead one, and sent him a message asking the significance of it. He died before I got a response… And it has been on my mind. I have continued seeing them and look forward to it, its as if he comes to me as a bee when I need to feel hope. And usually after seeing them something good (or great) happens to me. Yesterday I saw a dead one, and the confusion in my head returned. What does it mean?

    • Hi, A;

      Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉

      I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Your dad was correct – Bees symbolize prosperity. While seeing any dead animal can be distressing, generally speaking it’s a sign or omen that change is either on the way or is much needed at this time. If you’ve been floundering in any area of life, NOW is the time to go for what you truly desire. Your dad is letting you know that he is with you and helping from the other side.

      Hope that helps

      Stay wild,

  41. Hu

    We so appreciate the information; I too was stung- twice by the same bee…I felt the sting and then another sting, then saw the bee at my ankle. My feelings were more hurt thinking I possibly offended him by being in his space at the park. Is there any significance of being stung twice? Thanks in advance for the information

    • Hello, Hu;

      You are most welcome! And, thank you for visiting!

      Being stung twice is that insect’s way of letting you know it really, really wanted you to pay attention! Intuitively, I’m feeling Bee was letting you know its OK and necessary for you to speak your truth – to ‘stand up’ for yourself. Your wants and needs are just as important as anyone else’s. So, the next time someone invades your emotional space, speak from love but don’t hesitate to let them know it’s not cool.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  42. Rayma

    Hi Bernadette!
    Thank you so much for this amazing site! I recently had a dream that a bee was following me around and really wanted to sting me. I was running away from it very annoyed and irritated., but she wouldn’t stop buzzing and chasing me. So I finally covered myself with a blanket and she went away, but then a fly came by. The fly was more subtle and it wasn’t for long until I either switched dreams or woke up. Any insight on this? I would so appreciate it! Thank you!

  43. Ryann

    Wondering if you could give any insight into my current happenings… 2 days ago I was stung by a bee (in the armpit! Ouch!) while helping someone load some items into their car after purchasing them at my garage sale.
    Then, today my two dogs got in a fight for an unknown reason- and in the craziness of trying to break them apart, one accidentally but my leg, not knowing it was me. I now have a large bruised goose egg on my calf with a couple teeth wounds.
    I can’t help but feel that something is wayyyyy off to have these seemingly negative animal events happen in the last couple days. Anything you could offer to point me in a better direction energetically would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

  44. Liz

    Hi Bernadette

    I am currently going through a very challenging time and found your site after I had bees buzzing around my house three times in quick succession. (last night and this morning). Thank you so much for the loving and spiritual guidance you give.
    Love and blessings to you. X

  45. Caroline

    I had a dream of a bee flying into a window , I was behind the window , the window smashed as the bee hit and the bee shattered into hundreds of tiny bees they were flying around me but didn’t frighten me.

    • Hello, Caroline;

      Perhaps your Bee dream could be about the barriers that you perceive stand between you and others – a community, a tribe. Though you did not state this exactly, it seems to me the Bee was flying straight toward you. That’s a direct message from Bees if ever I read one.

      Bees are about abundance and prosperity. So, perhaps the hundreds of Bees that came from one is a sign for you to move ahead with that business venture, investment, or community project.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  46. irene

    I was sitting in the sun enjoying some silence (a reprieve from all the financial issues my husband and I have been having) and a bee came and started buzzing around me. I know it was a message!! Any thoughts?
    PS. Hope you and your family are ok after dealing with hurricane Matthew!

    • Hello, Irene;

      Yaaayy!!! I’m SO excited for you! Bees are fat little balls of sunshine who come to let us know that the ‘sweet victory’ – the golden honey – is on its way! Bees represent abundance and prosperity – especially in career/work. So, chin up! Your animal spirit guide is very likely letting you know that things will get better.

      Thank you for the well wishes! We fared far better than most in Florida because we live inland. Very grateful!

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  47. rezelle and grace (cousin's)

    We don’t know if the bee’s were telling us something but, we saw a bee in our window’s bathroom for three days.
    at first, I found a bee at my cousin’s back and when we saw it, the bee flew out of the window.
    and the next day, my cousin saw the bee entering our window and it was near me. While were watching the bee buzzing around us and we saw it flew out of the window again. (in the same place)
    And the last day we saw it, the two bee was inside our bathroom again, my cousin saw the other bee beside me but it was dead but we were too frightened so we sprayed a water on it, while I saw the other bee beside my cousin grace and it was alive.. and we sprayed water on it too..
    After that inccident we didn’t exactly know what does it mean, thats why we started searching for answers and found your website talking about bees.. maybe you could help us about our situation..
    PS: Please we need an answer.. God bless you and stay safe.

    • Hello, Rezelle and Grace;

      There could be many, many reasons that Bees are visiting you two lovely young ladies! Intuitively, I feel like one or both of you want to be a ‘caretaker’ or ‘healer’. And, I’m also hearing music so maybe one of you is involved with music or wants to be involved in the music industry? Bee comes to let you know that whatever dreams you have – you can achieve them! Don’t be afraid of them and don’t let your dreams die. Just like Bee, who is not supposed to be able to fly, you can do achieve anything!

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  48. Cristina

    Hello Bernadette –

    First off I would like to thank you for your great site I have learned many things by reading it about bees. In the past when I tried to find sides with regards to bees spirit animals and symbolism I never came across a site as informative as yours.
    The fact that I read so many comments and that you took the time to answer them personally and from the heart is what inclined me to write you!
    To make a very long story short, I find that I attract bees to me consistently I’m panicked buy them but they never sting me and I’ve never been stung by one I understand there beauty & majesty so i’m not sure where this panic stems from specially since I’m always looking for the meaning behind the counter I feel as if they’re trying to tell me something . When I read your description about the B as a spirit animal I felt a connection I feel connection to the sun I feel most at ease when working together with others and I felt a connection when I read at least yes 63 because I remembered as a little girl that I really like that song called turn turn turn which is from this Bible passage…
    The whole bee thing started in my life about eight – nine years ago shortly after I had been married in the home me and my husband rented we noticed bees in the kitchen several times sometimes alive and sometimes dead after a few weeks of this we noticed from the pantry that there was a hole and bees were coming in we noticed the outdide of the house had an opening that was never closed correctly and Bee’s had built a hive there, we called a company to come remove the bee hive from the wall and to Sesl it up, The day this happened I went to sit in the car which was directly in front of my home since I didn’t want to be in the way knowing that once the beehive was desturbrf the bees would be flying all over my home, my husband came outside I rolled down the window to speak to him and I remember vaguely but a bee came in the car and I remember panicking and swatting around and feeling like it had dropped inside the back of my pants when I had leaned forward I jumped out of the car screaming telling my husband the bee was in my pants but he didn’t believe me it at first, I told him it’s in my pants and I ran inside the house and into the bathroom he followed me when I removed my pants and shook them out the bee fell out it was dead & it never stung me! It was just such an odd thing.
    After that point is when my panic with the bees and seeing them everywhere started to happen and it’s continued the last couple of years. I’ll give you a few examples.
    One time I was sitting and eating with a friend indoors at a restaurant a bee flew in and landed on top of her fries right in front of me, One time I was driving to work and was at a light and looked to my left and there was a big bee sitting on the outside of my window just looking in at me it stayed there for quite a while even after the light turned on & i drove for a little bit it stayed,
    One time I stepped out into my patio at my current house it was a beautiful weekend morning all of a sudden I saw like a black cloud of swarming insects and I couldn’t tell what they were I stepped a little further forward and realize it was a swarm of bees they hovered over the air and then all the sudden decended on to my palm trees, i ran in the house in a panic looked out the window and noticed that they swarmed there for a couple minutes and then look like they picked up and left but when I went out again i noticed a couple had stayed behind on the palm tree. For days i saw bees swarmed around my palm tree and I noticed that other insects including beautiful butterflies would come and hover over & around the palm trees, but after a week of noticing that the bees were not leaving and I was in a panic to go outside to often or that my dog would get stung, I asked my husband to please find someone to check the tree & make sure they were not building a hive there when I came home the next day my husband had checked the tree and for the few remaing bees he said had remained killed them with a wasp spray.
    I felt bad but not panicked to go outside anymore .
    The most recent event and the one that brought me to your site was yesterday day morning I went outside in my current home the same one I was in when the bees swarmed the palm trees, it’s a beautiful sunny day I was in my yard had let my dog out & was standing there admiring the day when
    I heard a loud buzzing sound right by my ear I panicked because I didn’t know what it was and I started to scream I felt something in my hair I turned over and shook my hair out and I kept hearing the buzzing and something in my hair I continue to shale out my hair, in my gut i knew it was a bee although I had not yet seen it.
    I turned around and noticed that it was sitting on the left side of my back yard French door
    I had to open the other door and me and my dog had to go right past it to get in the house I did so as calmly as i could hoping that it would not follow me in the house . It didn’t and a couple of minutes later I told my husband what had happened he looked at me in disbelief and then he went outside and when he looked on the floor he said it was there but it was dead I didn’t believe him I said impossible I saw it was fine and when he picked it up and showed it to me I was shocked because when I walked in the house it was sitting on the door & it was perfectly fine.
    I had felt bad that I killed it since that wasn’t my intention I didn’t mean it any harm I know how important they are to our environment but I just can’t help that reaction of panic I have with them . 🙁
    It’s almost a love-hate relationship I know how precious and majestic they are but I’m terrified of them . I feel we have a connection though and I’m trying to figure out what that might be !
    and how best to find harmony with them So that I don’t feel this panic when they’re around & they dont het harmed.

    I Apologize for the long winded email and will be ever grateful for your time to read through it and get back to me.

    Cristina 🐝

    • Cristina

      The passage i was trying to reference in the email above was Eclesasticcs 3
      Not ” at least yes 64″

  49. Tanya

    Hi Bernadette,

    I have been stung twice now in the last 7 weeks…once on the big toe and yesterday on the cheek, as I was passing my guitar strap over my head, just before a music gig. The bee should not have been there, as she was sitting on the strap, with a guitar coming out of a case after 2 days….the last time I had opened the case was at night, which is an odd time for a bee to be actively crawling into a soft guitar case. Not sure which aspect of bee medicine (or lesson) I am supposed to focus on…? Any help would be really appreciated.

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