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Bee Symbolism & Meaning

Bee symbolism and meaning is steeped in power, speaking to the sacred calling both of the individual and the collective.

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 as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Bee teaches you how your higher-self is aiding you in a flight pattern that will land you smack dab in the sweetest of spots! Delve deeply in Bee symbolism and meaning to find out how this Animal Spirit Guide can encourage, stir, and animate you.

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Bee Symbolism & Meaning

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When Bee appears in your life, the most common message it carries has to do with your levels of productivity. Sometimes 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.

Thus Bee meaning can also be said to relate to miracles. Have you gotten stuck in the buzz of the daily grind? Bee spiritual meaning pertains to this as well, yet Bee also reminds us to not forget that miracles do happen every day. Such as Bee’s ability to fly, against all rational calculations.

Remember this the next time you find yourself confined by expectations of what others think you “should” be able to do.

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 lightworkers 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.

What do Bees symbolize within this culture?

Priestesses to Demeter were called Melissae, a name synonymous with Bee. Persephone was also known as “The Honeyed One” and Bees were sacred to Persephone as well.

This links the Bee to the mysteries of death and rebirth and further connects to some traditions in which Bees represent the travel of Souls between this world and the Underworld.

Some ancient Greek teachings also speak of Bee-Nymphs who were said to be born of the corpses of sacrificial Bulls (themselves emblematic of fertility). These sacred Bees were considered to be intermediaries between the Divine and Mundane planes.

Bees are also said to have taught divination to Hermes Apollo through the form of the Melissae Priestesses, according to Homer.

Honeybees were considered to represent purity and it was believed their swarms were Souls in transition.

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

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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.

Bee Spirit Animal has powerful messages about your need to balance work, play, devotion, service and socialization.

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 Spirit Animal can show up in your life to remind you of the need to be innovative and create opportunity based on what you have, even if others try to convince you that you need to wait for different circumstances. You may find the “honey” in your life by drawing on your creativity and resources, even when the odds seem against you.

Bee Spirit Animal can symbolize your strong work ethic and your willingness to serve others. You may be drawn to community and find a role being of service in a humble way rather than seeking the spotlight for yourself.

Bee Totem Animal

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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.

Those with Bee Totem may be driven to succeed and have tremendous focus. You may know from an early age that you are destined to fulfill a specific mission and your work may be important to you even as a child.

Bee Power Animal

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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 concentrating on work and community).

The spiritual meaning of Bees is also connected to this animal’s role in pollination. All that we need to survive is helped along by the Bee and without Bee’s efforts we would not survive.
Therefore, we have a special responsibility to protect Bees. Their survival is intricately tied into our own. Bee spiritual meaning then also relates back to the interconnectivity of all life.

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 into your reality. It’s amazing what anxieties can dissipate when the warmth of Bee’s sunny spirit shines on your heart!

Bee symbolism and meaning can include balancing the hard work and pleasure in life. The sweetness represented by honey can be symbolic of Bee’s reminder for you to stop and smell the newly pollinated roses.

Bee Native American Symbolism

What do Bees symbolize in Native American culture?

Bee meaning and symbolism varies among different tribes. In some South American Native cultures, the Bee was seen as a ferocious tiny warrior.

Thus, Bee spiritual meaning is associated with tenacity and also with the importance of respecting the natural world. The association between the Bee’s sting and your ability to defend yourself is part of Bee meaning as well.

Are you fierce regardless of your size? Do you have the ability to defend yourself? You may be asked to call on this ability when working with Bee.

Some tribes associate Bees and their ability to produce honey with fertility and abundance as well.

To some Northwestern Native people, Bee spiritual meaning is associated with honesty and service to the community. Willingness to set aside your individual desires and be part of a collective effort is part of their teaching.

It is said that some groups engage in a Bee dance, meant to be a form of entertainment. In this dance, masked dancers embody the energy of the Bee and dance around, selecting others to “sting” with barbs. Every person stung, in turn, receives a gift. This can be said to represent the reciprocity of gain from sacrifice or pain. Tokens of this symbolic Bee Dance and the importance of Bees in general are still evident in Bee themed jewelry.

Bee Celtic Symbolism

Throughout the 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.

Druids had a special relationship with trees, Bees and with the Earth at large. Bees were considered sacred to the Goddess. This is likely at least in part because Bees live in matriarchal societies. The Queen Bee representative of the Goddess and Divine Feminine.

Some people in Celtic cultures would chase and try to catch Bees as a way to try to derive messages directly from the Divine. Believing the Bee to be an important being, connected to the Divine and like family, some would converse with Bees and interact with them as if speaking directly to their Ancestors.

Bees were also a reason to be on your best behavior in these traditions, as it was thought that to speak too harshly or to be crass would harm the Bees and impact honey production. People would be protective of the Bees and avoid such offenses at all costs. To do otherwise would be considered bad luck or possibly even bring harm to the individual’s family.

The association between Bees and messages from the divine led the people of Scotland to see Bees as being messengers akin to wise Druids. Scottish lore also tells of a swarm of Bees foretelling Christ’s birth.

It was also believed that when you change consciousness, such as entering a dream state, your Soul would leave your body in the form of Bees.

Bee Christianity Symbolism

What do Bees symbolize in the Christian faith?

The references to Bees and Honey in the Bible are plentiful and have different connotations. In some references, Bees are used as a metaphor for a devoted crowd and represent the power of community and the group.

In other references, honey is idealized as a source of strength and nutrients. Yet honey is also described as symbolic of temptation, as in one being surrounded by dripping honey but refusing to eat as indicated by a sacred oath.

Thus, Bees are associated with community, faith and devotion to service and the fruit of their labor seen as both a source of sustenance and temptation. The reference to a land of “milk and honey” is another reference to the utopia promised to the faithful in Heaven.

Some Christian leaders describe the Bee as representing the traits portrayed by Jesus. Others describe Bee attributes of industriousness and willingness to work as being exemplary traits promoted in certain sects of Christianity.

The combination between creating a life sustaining substance with powerful medicinal properties- honey, and the gentle, healing energy of Jesus as well as the Bee’s ability to sting and the barbs and suffering of Christ on the cross, further connect Bee meaning and symbolism with Christian symbolism.

St. Ambrose compared the church to a beehive and connected the power of Bee symbolism to the communal faith and hard working nature of devout Christians.

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.

How do you feel about Bees, personally? Do you fear their sting? Perhaps there is a responsibility or mission related to your work that you’ve been avoiding. You may need greater focus now.

Bee dreams can also portend abundance and luck. Prosperity and success in your work can be indicated when you dream of Bees. Bees are highly social and are devoted to community and service. Are you being called to a role of humble service?

Learn more about Bee Spirit by reading Dreaming of Bees: Meaning & Symbolism of Bee Dreams on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

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.

Bee Tattoo Meaning

Bee tattoos are common and can mean different things to different people. The spiritual meaning of Bees can be the basis of someone’s choice to get this particular tattoo. On some level, even feeling drawn to Bee as a tattoo can have a deeper meaning.

When Bee calls to you, even if it is because you admire their unique appearance and want to decorate your body with their image, it is for a reason.

Bee tattoos can be a reminder of your work, your mission and your need to remain humble. Bee tattoos can remind you that you may be sweet and playful, but you also have a sting.

When you need to remember to fight for what you believe in, to protect yourself and to enjoy the fruits of your labor, a Bee tattoo can help connect you to the energy of this special creature.
If you feel a special connection to the Goddess, especially the energy of Demeter and Persephone, a Bee tattoo can be one way to solidify your dedication to Her service.

Bee Spiritual Meaning

The spiritual meaning of Bees can also be vast. From hard work and dedication, to service and ferocity, Bee is filled with lore and magic.

Cornish and other cultures believe in fostering a close connection with Bees. Even to the extent that Beekeepers treat Bees as extended family members, updating them on the goings on, or the “buzz” happening in the family.

Their role as messengers is common. Ra, the Egyptian Sun God, is said to have created the Bee from his falling tears. He then gave the Bee a sacred mission of serving as messenger, relaying wisdom from the Divine to humans. The spiritual meaning of Bee as both born of the tears of the Sun and also the carrier of messages from the Divine is highly significant.

To the Romans, Bees were significant for work and also for luck. Jupiter was said to give Bee the stinger as a means of self-defense and protection. Jupiter is considered powerful and benevolent, further adding to the lucky energy surrounding the Bee. It is also said that Romans avoided swarms of Bees so as not to disrupt their important work of carrying messages from the Gods.

As Bees live in highly structured and organized matriarchal societies, the spiritual meaning of Bees can also relate to feminism and the Divine Feminine. The Bee can also connote the need to find one’s own part in a larger group effort or organized, communal effort.

Goddess energy and respect for feminine power are all inherent in Bee symbolism and meaning. Indestructibility, life everlasting, miracles and abundance are all additional meanings associated with Bee symbolism.

Bee Symbolic Meanings Key

  • Balance
  • Blessings
  • Community
  • Growth
  • Healing
  • Life
  • Patience
  • Productivity
  • Psychic Energy
  • Rebirth

284 thoughts on “Bee Symbolism & Meaning

  1. Katherine says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 BuildingBeautifulSouls.com 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,
      Bernadette

      • Sally says:

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

        • Bernadette King says:

          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,
          Bernadette

        • Bernadette King says:

          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,
          Bernadette

          • lisa marie says:

            I was beaten up real bad in Flagstaff AZ. in 2013.
            I was barely left alive. I’ve been back in my home town in N.J since then and, even though I’m a natural adventurer, I haven’t been going outside by myself since I’ve been back. Today I was dropped off after an appt. and actually told the driver to drop me off a ways from my apt. building, saying I felt like walking a bit. Long storie short, outside my building several yards from my door was a 6″ in diameter, perfectly round flatten piece of a honeycomb! I think I’m ready to come outside again!!!! LOL

          • Bernadette King says:

            Hello, Lisa Marie;

            Apology for delayed reply. I’m finding that having two hands is not enough and I’m looking into getting surgery to become an Octopus. 😉

            I am so sorry you’ve been going through this. With your permission, I’ll send you tons of love and healing spirit animal energy. Bees have the most amazing ability to heal our spirit! Their fat little bodies, cheerful colors, and sweet, sweet honey shine on our soul like a big ol’ smiling sun! It’s a big sign that the honeycomb was perfectly round. Circles are about completion – the circle of life. You’ve made it around the circle! Congratulations! I bet if you send thanks to the Bees they will keep showing up for you. 🙂

            Hope that helps.

            Stay wild,
            Bernadette

      • Crystal says:

        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

        • Bernadette King says:

          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,
          Bernadette

      • Karen says:

        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????

        • Bernadette King says:

          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,
          Bernadette

          • Karen says:

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

            Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

      • o.m.goodness says:

        this explanation re being stung – provides more than a few profound uh-huhs.. thanxxx xx x
        background:
        you see as a child.. young taurean.. i loved loved loved rolling in grass & the cool feeling of clover on my skin..
        however that’s also where the bees hung out & would sting me quite often.. which was a bit of a problem as i’m extremely allergic.. eg. from the neck up – i’ve apparently got 3minutes to live.. lucky for me, this was never tested as i was only ever stung on my toes, feet, hands, fingers – then swell up so big, that they were beyond recognition.
        as i grew older, developed a deep mutual respect for Bees & we’ve since, lived harmoniously together.
        Until Friday – 4.11.16
        when i was gardening, thought i’d be bitten by the evil bull ants that dwell deep beneath my lush green grass.. that is, until – i noticed something inching it’s way up my calf muscle. strange, i’ve seen that face before..
        BEE after it had lost it’s stinger. Shit. It’s not a bull-ant bite.. I’ve been stung.. Eek!
        44years between stingers.
        pulled stinger out & my foot, instantly started to throb + swell. dang – what to do?!?

        dashed back to childhood memories of mum’s old-school first aid methods.. [this time, without the smack across the back of the head with another stern warning + telling me off for being so stupid!]
        i quickly limped inside, grabbed a knife + onion + sticky bandage. sat calmly – sliced my swelling foot at sting point. cut top off of the onion, rubbed juice into sting area, pressed it hard & applied sticky bandage really tight over top of onion. my temperature has soared over the past 2 days. but swelling + itchy, not so bad.
        hmmm..
        i’m of aboriginal descent & identify as Contemporary Indigenous Princess Warrior.
        The Wild Angel: Healer + Messenger + Artist.
        Last year [2nd worst year of my adult life] withdrew from the “Real World” & practiced Dadirri [for the 2nd time] – womens healing – alone, still time & in silence, for 7months.. became attuned or at one with nature, elements & creatures to seek guidance from spirit.. lessons received loud & clear.. started new life, again, with higher purpose + wisdom.
        this time last year – 3 weeks after i surfaced to return & reclaim my home from violent Ex [evicted]..
        a swarm of about 3,000 bees set up camp on a tree branch about 3metres outside my bedroom – back door.
        strangely, i felt there was no need to fear them. so sought & followed advice from bee-keeper friend.. who asked various questions about their behaviour & said because there were scouts flying all around the main group, that they’re all just having a rest whilst searching for a new location & likely to only stay for 24hours..
        in the meantime – please lightly spray them with cool water – until they chose to move on.. ok.
        when i tentatively sprayed water on them, the sound of their buzzing instantly changed from cranky keep awaaayyyy from me, low bass notes – to a high pitched yay for BEEEEEEEE sound.. sooo beautiful!
        they left exactly 24hours later – the sound as they left, was incredible – like a stringed orchestra, launching into the sky like a high powered rocket, until they were all out of sight…. unforgettable!

        fyi – i have managed a share house or “home sweet – home away from home” called “Angels Paradise”, welcoming international travellers – approx 180 women – for over 10year period..
        & i was about to begin this cultural exchange program once again, now i was living + rebuilding my home.

        Rats have now become prominent but unwelcome thieves in the night, over the past 6months – for the first time in 10years. replacing Possums who were the previous frequent but welcome guests who we’d offload our household green scraps.
        also for the first time..
        i seemed to be attracting a bunch of extremely selfish, lazy & inconsiderate girls not women who have refused to comply with basic housekeeping rules.
        over the years of sharing house – with 7bedrooms filled with many transient individuals.. unfortunately, there has to be some “rules” in place.. & mine, have been developed throughout time + gathered experience.. these “rules” are clearly explained + written + posted on the walls – for all to see & sometimes, need to be reinforced.
        in time – i’ve coined the phrase – “Life Without Structure Can Only Result in Chaos.”
        over the past year..
        These Rats have only appeared + reared their ugly heads to particular ummm uncooperative housemates & giving them a squealing fright.
        Surprize… within one day of the Rats appearing, these particular housemates have exploded – rearing their ugly heads, with their nice [fake] mask falling off – revealing their 2nd face & exposing their truly nasty selfish nature.. which is proving both disturbing – but equally more & more fascinating, as each person is given a prompt notice to vacate My Home – for their insolent self-absorbed attitudes, defiant appaling behaviours – due to refusing to adhere or cooperate with the most basic courtesies & actually, purposely doing the exact opposite of what’s required & consequently creating a negative impact – disrupting the peace + harmony of the entire household environment.. sheesh!!!

        sooo.. sorry for the rant.. but back to Bee Spirit.. & in conclusion..
        I find the answers that you’ve kindly supplied above..
        both enlightening, empowering & incredibly timely – past + present..
        Thank You

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hello, o.m.goodness;

          Thank you so much for sharing your story. I’d never heard of Dadirri but looked it up after reading about it in your post. What an amazing healing process! Many thanks for introducing Dadirri to all us Wild Ones!

          I’m so happy to know you’re enjoying the content here at WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

      • Bonnie says:

        Bernadette and Katherine, I was also stung by a bee just a few days ago. I was just getting out of my car in a busy asphalt parking lot and got stung on my wrist. No bushes or plants nearby for the bee, so it totally came out of the blue. You are correct, it hurt and burned like crazy!
        I got to thinking about the bee sting and Googled it a few hours after I was stung. Your site came up and it was so helpful:) I used to really be involved with power and spirit animals, so your information made sense. I had never thought of a bee as a power animal. I was always attracted to bears or ravens as my spirit or power animal. The bee totally fits me, no accident there:)
        I am so thankful for your site Bernadette and also for Katherine’s sharing of her sting. Thank you to you both,
        Bonnie

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hello, Bonnie;

          You are most welcome! So happy to be of service! Thank you for visiting and commenting on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com.

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

      • Richard Gurule says:

        I keep having dreams of about bees , they always include a huge like bee that looks like a king , bigger than normal and almost like mixed with a lion like trade with like angel wings , I dreamt about one before and this morning two , of course there are surrounding circumstances and other things too . I really could use some help please

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hello, Richard;

          Without knowing the other circumstances in your dream, I have to go solely on the symbolism presented here. As you know, Bees are a matriarchal society. So, because you interpret the Bee in your dream as a king wearing a crown, and because you describe the ‘feline’ nature of the Bee as being a Lion rather than a Lioness, perhaps there’s a ‘power struggle’ going on in your life – between the feminine divine and male energy. Now, both Bees and Lions are solar energy animals. This heralds a time when you are being called to allow more creative thoughts and actions into your life. Finally, Winged Lions are associated with St. Mark, the Evangelist. Perhaps you might gain more clarity if you read up on the history of St. Mark.

          Hope that helps.

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

      • Tamara Moore says:

        This so helpful. I was stung out of the blue behind my left knee yesterday while standing still – so out of context that I googled it and found your discussion. Much gratitude fir your work. Tamara

      • BRenda says:

        Hello
        Good to read this. Not sure when it was written but its nice to know so many views. Ive had bees in the roof of my ancestral home for more than 20 years. In the roof of my late grandfathers house. Same place where my great grandfather lived. We tried over the years to chase them off but they never left. Tried everything. Smoke, chemicals etc until we gave up. .Theyv never stung anyone either. Finally they left when we got a tennant in the house. But the tennant left in june this year. Now my aunt lives there and In october, they were back.
        Personally, they fly around me alot. Even settle on my body. In as wierd places for a bee as a toilet, i still find them following me. So i got curious

      • Lozear says:

        🙂 A bee sting to my hand brought me here as well wondering what on earth is the message as I am an artist and teacher. My right hand is the one I use predominantly to paint and got sting whiles I was sleeping Day 2 and its still swollen . 🙂 Love bees and animals in general thank you for creating this site and all you do xF

    • wendy says:

      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.

    • Tanya says:

      I have been approached by bees the past year. They will fly up and down my body, as if they are sizing me up. 2 have approached my car in the road at stop lights the past two days. Your website was really helpful. Thanks so much!

    • Christina Radford says:

      There are two bees that have been buzzing around the patio at my hotel room (where I live) for bout two days..When I start studying bout Universal Energy and Archangels.. I was bout to hang some clothes out that I’ve washed but didn’t because I m allergic to the sting and scared..What should I do???

    • Shana says:

      Why everyday a bee is by me no matter where I go. What does that mean?

    • Bee Lover says:

      Visit your physician and get a check-up, and pay close attention to where you were stung. You may learn your bee was trying to signal you of something. Bee stings can heal arthritis and other ailments: this tiny messenger might be your first opinion — go get a second, stat!

  2. Tiffany says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  3. Tina malave says:

    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 ????

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  4. Tina malave says:

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

  5. Alexandra Pierre-Louis says:

    Hello,

    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!

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 BuildingBeautifulSouls.com – Numerology 3.

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Alexandra Pierre-Louis says:

        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

  6. Colleen says:

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

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

      • Colleen says:

        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!

        • Bernadette King says:

          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,
          Bernadette

          • Colleen says:

            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!

          • Bernadette King says:

            Hi, Colleen;

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

            Stay wild,
            Bernadette

  7. S says:

    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

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  8. Patrice says:

    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

      • Sreeji says:

        Hello, my husband is an army officer. Last year in September we were posted to the present location. We got a bunglow accomodation nearly 80 years old. Many ppl say the place we live is haunted, though my family never experienced anything unsual except for the vasp stings i get every month especially in the mornings when i’m in a hurry to wake the children and get ready for school. In the beginning it was just pain and swelling but lately it’s getting worse with allergic reactions and I become unconscious. I work in a school and I literally hv to take the day off. I have 2 school grown up children, husband, helpers , a pet dog. Bees never harm anyone else. Just want to know why me?. Today i got three stings. 2 in the morning, my whose body was swollen and itchy, there one just now when I touched my handbag to remove something. Pls help me understand

  9. Andrea says:

    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 ????

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Andrea!

      Welcome! I’m so happy Google brought you to WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      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,
      Bernadette

    • Sylvia says:

      Hi Bernadette,
      My son passed away in the beginning of this year due to two gun shots wounds. Since then there always a bee following me everywhere I go. When I open the door to my apartment a bee comes in goes by the T.V then to Kitchen stays there for a while goes to my room comes to the living room flies around me and then leaves…

      • Bernadette King says:

        Hello, Sylvia;

        Please accept my most profound condolences on your family’s loss.

        There are so very many reasons that Bee has appeared as your Spirit Animal. First, when wild animals come into our home – they are really coming into our ‘self’ as homes represent who we really are at our core. Now, you read about Bee Symbolism and Meaning. I hope you saw the part Bee’s being spiritual messengers, sent by farmers to alert family and friends when someone had crossed over.

        Because Bees are a matriarchal society, I believe this is your son’s way of reaching out to you – his mom, his ‘Queen’. Now, because honeycombs are perfectly hexagonal – 6 sided. In Numerology, the sacred Number 6 is represented by Mother Gaia – the giver of all life and unconditional love. Also, the Number 6 is represented by The Lovers card in the traditional Tarot. While many people believe The Lovers Tarot Card to be only about romantic love – this is not at all true. The Lovers Card in Tarot is about ALL forms of love – but more importantly, this tarot card represents love in its purest form.

        With your permission, I’ll send tons of healing energy to you and your family. Please let me know if there’s any way I can be of service.

        From the bottom of my heart I hope all this helps.

        Stay wild,
        Bernadette

  10. Christi says:

    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  11. Christi says:

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

  12. Patricia says:

    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

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com. They are very much appreciated!

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Patricia says:

        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…

        • Bernadette King says:

          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,
          Bernadette

          • Patricia says:

            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!

  13. Julian says:

    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 ,

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  14. Ruth says:

    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.
    Ruth

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  15. Victoria says:

    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. 🙂

    • Bernadette King says:

      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

      • Bernadette says:

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

  16. Krista says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      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,
      Bernadette

  17. christa says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  18. Jen says:

    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!
    Jen

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Jen!

      You are most welcome! So happy you’re enjoying it here at WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com! 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,
      Bernadette

  19. Danielle says:

    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,
    Danni

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  20. Lady Dria says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  21. Sheri says:

    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

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  22. Kimberly Rathbun says:

    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!

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com and BuildingBeautifulSouls.com 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,
      Bernadette

  23. Shiva says:

    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

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  24. PatriciaL. says:

    Hi,
    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  25. Nomzamo says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  26. Lee says:

    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  27. Gold says:

    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  28. andrea says:

    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 says:

    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  30. deb says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  31. Laura says:

    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!

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  32. Randina says:

    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 ????????

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

      • Randina says:

        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 says:

    Hello,

    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!

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sonya;

      You are most welcome and thank YOU for visiting WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com.

      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, BuildingBeautifulSouls.com to learn more about the Numerology meanings of Number 6 and Number 3.

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  34. Sarah says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sarah;

      You are most welcome! And thank YOU for visiting WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com.

      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,
      Bernadette

  35. Bri says:

    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 says:

    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

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com! 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,
      Bernadette

  37. Shan says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  38. Richard says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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 WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com! 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,
      Bernadette

  39. Angie says:

    Hi,
    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  40. A says:

    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?

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  41. Hu says:

    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

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Hu;

      You are most welcome! And, thank you for visiting WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      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,
      Bernadette

  42. Rayma says:

    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 says:

    Hello,
    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 says:

    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 says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  46. irene says:

    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?
    xo
    PS. Hope you and your family are ok after dealing with hurricane Matthew!

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  47. rezelle and grace (cousin's) says:

    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.

    • Bernadette King says:

      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,
      Bernadette

  48. Cristina says:

    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.

    Sincerely,
    Cristina ?

    • Cristina says:

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

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Cristina;

      Thank you for the kind words about WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com. It’s truly a labor of love and, so, when I know folks are enjoying reading about all my critters – it makes my day! And, I do answer each person who writes. I wish it didn’t take me so long sometimes but I am trying to keep up as best I can!

      OK, so your situation is near and dear to my heart. My husband, who is a big and tough Marine, is TERRIFIED of stinging insects. He once tried to run off a 3 story building because he was so panicked when he was swarmed! LOL Luckily, his work buddies tackled him before he went running off the edge of the roof! LOL

      That said, he has the softest heart when it comes to Bees! He wants us to get hives! He reads everything about Bees, watches documentaries on Bees, etc.

      The only thing I can figure is that maybe there’s a past life thing going on because his phobia makes no logical sense. It might sound kooky if you don’t believe in those kinds of things but it could play a role in your scenario (and my husband’s).

      Now, Bees symbolize success. So, in my spiritual circles, it’s been suggested to me that folks who have a phobia about Bees might, at their core, be afraid of success. As for the other stinging insects (wasps, hornets, etc.) – they are associated with jealousy and anger. So, when we have a fear of them – it might be because we have an emotional trigger regarding anger/jealousy.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  49. Tanya says:

    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.
    Thanks!
    Tanya

    • Tanya says:

      Hi again Bernadette,
      I was wondering if you may have had a chance to read my query? I have been at a bit of a crossroads for the past 2 years and am wondering what is going on at the present time with these bee stings…? Things are shifting in a big way on so many levels (personal and worldwide) and I am trying to figure out what I am supposed to focus on to evolve on my life path and fulfill my life’s purpose. So many possibilities…Thanks for any help that you can provide.

      • Bernadette King says:

        Hi, Tanya;

        Yikes! Please accept my apology! I’m unsure how I missed your first comment!

        OK, this one is easy! So, Bees are not aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But they really wanted to fly so Bees adapted how many times they flap their wings so they get a clean lift off and flight – every time! Since Bee wasn’t “supposed” to be in your guitar case but was, I suspect it’s a signal for you to do what you really want to do no matter the obstacles. This message from Bee spirit seems to be compounded by a sting in the cheek and a sting in the foot. To me this means ‘talk the talk and walk the walk’ and go for it (whatever ‘it’ is)! Finally, you mention the sacred number 7 (7 weeks) – in Numerology, 7 represents those who dream big dreams! And 7 is the number of infinite possibilities!

        Hope that helps!

        Stay wild,
        Bernadette

        • Tanya says:

          Thank you Bernadette!  Your kind reply is much appreciated. I guess that it’s my “kick in the pants”, so to speak. I am learning to trust in the Unseen on this journey…comes part and parcel with the process. Thank you bees, my little friends!

          • Bernadette King says:

            Hello, Tanya;

            You are most welcome! Trust is a lesson we all have to learn. It can be a ‘sour’ one but with Bee energy at our side, the process can be a wholllleee lot sweeter!

            Stay wild,
            Bernadette

  50. Precious says:

    Hi
    In the past few weeks I have been noticing a number of dead bees infront of my office door. The number grows as a day progresses. Today in the morning I saw one bee. By 14H00 there were 4 dead bees in front of my office door. What could be the meaning of this. I am extremely concerned!

  51. Precious says:

    I know a dead bee is a bad omen. I am really worried.

  52. Molly says:

    Hi Bernadette,
    Just came cross your website while I was trying to figure what just happen means,waking up from a nap there was a bee flying around me and landed on my bed for a bit then I went to open the sliding door for it to fly out. I almost killed it but something said “it’s harmless and won’t sting” then I widely opened the curtains and it flew out. I was still sleepy but mesmerized by being woken up by a bee.

    Molly

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Molly;

      I’m so happy you listened to your intuition! Now, more than ever, we must protect and conserve Bees. I wonder it Bee was buzzing around while you napping as a way of letting you know it’s time to get moving – that your ‘hibernation time’ is concluded and moving forward is what will serve you best at this time.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  53. Pam says:

    I was on a weekend trip with friends, everywhere we went many times a day a bee would come sit on my glass. On my hand, phone etc..I never felt afraid or like it was going to sting me. In fact I would talk to them . It got to be a joke my bee was back. Strangers even noticed it. I know this was a message , I’m
    Just not sure what. I am starting in a metaphysical awakening .

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Pam;

      It makes perfect sense to me that Bee came to you as you begin your metaphysical awakening. Particularly in this time on earth, Bees represent the interconnected nature of all things. Bees are asking us to be sensitive to the littlest of things because they can mean so very much – like how Bees are close to being endangered and, without them, the world collapses. As you become more aware, the micro will become more apparent to you and the byproduct will be a heightened sense of, well, everything. Don’t be surprised at an increase in psychic experiences and an urgency to help heal animals, the planet, and people.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  54. Yvonne says:

    Hello Bernadette,
    Over the last week bees have come to me, have crawled on my skin but have not stung me. First time, I went to my bedroom and was surprised the bug I felt crawling on me was a bumble bee. It was crawling on my head and shoulder, I picked it up by my finger as I walked towards the backdoor to let it go out side. She was dehydrated and was eating a residue off my fingertips. It never flew once. I psychicly told it, i would accept a bee sting for medicine….it did not and contined to crawl and eat. I had to shake it off outside. My friend watched this and told me, that bees are sensitive to energy and it was good that it respected me.
    Yeaterday I felt a bee crawling on my leg and a different one on my lower back, neither stung me.
    I love and respect them because they are God’s pollinators and I know they are under attack by monsato.
    Just seems like they are bringing me a message but the array of possible interpretations are wide. Any insight on the matter would be appreciated, namaste <3

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Yvonne;

      What a beautiful Bee encounter!

      Your friend is absolutely correct – Bees (and all animals) are incredibly sensitive to energy. It seems to me that Bees are finding you to let you know they need all the champions they can get right now. So, if there’s any way you are called to help Bees make a comeback in our world – NOW is the time to heed the calling.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  55. Paola Ruiz says:

    Hi Bernadette,

    Today, during my lunch break I decided to go somewhere I could sit outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather. I sat on a bench and began to go over Marianne Williamson’s book “A Return to Love” which I have been reading over and over again for several weeks. A bee came over and although in the past I have shooed them away, this time I just sat there and watched it buzz around the book, my purse, my arm and water bottle. I’ll admit that I was a bit nervous it would sting me, but I decided to let go of the fear and just stay in the moment and admire the bee’s beauty. It was a beautiful moment and it warmed my heart. When I read your meaning of the bee’s message as a spirit, totem and power animal I got tears in my eyes. I am just wondering if there is anymore you can tell about what this little bee was trying to tell me.

    Love and Light to you,
    Paola

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Paola;

      Wow. This Bee encounter is such a great lesson for us all! In short – LOVE is always the way! You’re reading Williamson’s book about how the application of love is the key to everything and a Bee lands on you! But, you staved off your own fear, opened your heart to love, and connected with the solar power of Bee’s energy. Then, you were filled with warmth and love. You gave love to Bee and Bee sent its sweet golden honey light straight to your heart!

      I’d say Bee was letting you know that you’re on the right track. Keep letting go of fear and producing as much love as you can.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  56. Amy M says:

    Happy Thursday!
    I was out running errands today and I saw three bee’s at different times… two were on the ground and one was flying. The first one was laying on the ground as I got into my car and I felt sad then immediately felt happy I didn’t step on it. The second wasn’t as note worthy in my thoughts; it may have been dead. The third was flying as I walked down a sidewalk.
    Three is one of my lucky numbers and the third bee made it clear to me there was a reason I was noticing these little guys.
    I turned to the Internet to research what that reason may ‘bee’. This Article instantly called to me. As I read, I was having a hard time relating and found myself stretching to connect the symolism. Then I read the passage about fertility, before I knew it I was crying tears of peace and fullness. I thanked my guardian angel and I want to thank you as well!
    Thank you!
    Amy

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Amy;

      So happy you were called to visit WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com! We’ve all created quite a wonderful community of Bee lovers here so welcome to the hive!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  57. Marie says:

    I am the leader of a paranormal team. I have a bee tattoo with the words familia e tutto (family is everything). When I am communicating with spirits, bees often swarm around me, day or night. Is this just guides?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Marie;

      Bees are super duper sensitive to energy so it could very well be that the Bees are being drawn to the electromagnetic surges that happen when spirits show up.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  58. Karen says:

    Hi Bernadette. .great site. . Thanks for your hard work. .
    I have been getting bee stings all my life.. many as a child. . Barefoot and wild ..3 in one day once. . They didn’t bother me at all. .the effect was minimal. . I had absolutely no fear of any insect or animal as a young woman. . Over the last decade or so i have had regular bee stings..usually when I need to come back to earth after a reading or some such event and need grounding. I have begun to
    swell up terribly and have a prolonged reaction. . Because of this. .i have become quite fearful of our beloved bees and ask them to move on. .pointing out that i am not a flower and probably not what they are looking for.. todays sting took me by surprise. . I was at an adventure park with my daughter having a lovely peaceful day.. it felt like every single nerve ending in my body got a taste of bee, itchy everything and hot hot hot.. a little concerning. . I can say i am truly not a fan of itchy eyeballs.. it subsided after using bleach on the site.. strange but true.. was this a wake up shake up Or just a bee sting?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Karen;

      Thank you for the kind words about WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Hmmmm, I had to think on this one because I know several long time beekeepers and they haven’t been stung as many times as you have! Now, I’m not a person who believes in coincidences – at all. Maybe it’s the Scorpio in me but I think everything has a deeper meaning. So, yes – this Bee sting is a message. Perhaps it might help to journal about your Bee stings – from the first one you can remember all the way to this most current sting. The idea would be to see if you can find a Golden Thread that connects each incident. What were you thinking, feeling, wanting, not wanting, etc. during those times? Perhaps if you can take the time to process this, the answer of why Bees continue to find you might reveal itself.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  59. Amrita says:

    Hi. Bernadette I just arrived home to find my letterbox covered in bees both inside and out. I’ve never seen anything like it!
    I opened the letterbox with a stick to see if something was inside that had attracted them but it is empty.
    I came straight inside and googled it and arrived at your site.
    Feels like a really positive sign.
    Great site by the way.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Amrita;

      Thank you for the kind words about WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      I completely agree! This is an amazing sign from your spirit animal guides! When Bees group together it can only mean one thing – honey! So, ‘bee’ on the lookout for some sweet news, victory, or success to come your way soon – and I say this especially because they were hiving on your mailbox!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Amrita says:

        Thanks so much for responding Bernadette.

        Although they have dwindled in number, they are still on the letterbox.
        I called a local beekeeper to come and collect them. He came yesterday and has left a box with honeycomb for them to go in.
        Most of them have but a few remain on the letterbox.
        He said he has
        Never seen anything like it in all the time he has worked with bees.
        i will let you know in time what “sweetness” enters my life!
        Thanks again Bernadette

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hello, Amrita;

          You are most welcome! Please keep in touch and let us know how it all works out!

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

  60. Enid says:

    Hello Bernadette,

    Today as I left my house, I got I. My car as usual. When I opened my door I didn’t see anything, but as soon as I closed my door and reached over to put my seatbelt on, there was a be right here on the middle of my window (on the outside of the car). I mentioned it to my son, as it stuck on for some time even after we picked up speed. As soon as I saw it pop up out of no where, the thought of wondering what it meant came straight to my mind. So of course, I googled it and your site is the one “I happened to click on”. O have been in an emotional and financial rut for a few months, out of work and often feeling hopeless, but at times at peace at the same time. I have had other “signs” that could point to a positive change and/or abundance ( which I need greatly), but how do I know what this meant? Is there anything you can tell me about my direction?
    Thank you!
    Enid

  61. brenda says:

    i came in as usual to work this time i left my store door open as im sitting down i see a bee make its way in the bee flew straight to me made a circle and touch my arm and of course i got scared but it did not stung me and it made its way to the door and left the bee touch was so soft 😀

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Brenda;

      Awww! What a wonderful encounter with Bee energy! Thank you for sharing!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  62. Sally says:

    Hi Bernadette,
    So on the 12th, I noticed a bee visiting me. I had just bought some curtain to put up in my room for privacy. It came to a specific spot on my window and just hung around for hours not moving and finally left sometime in the night…the next day i was looking out the window for it (as i was looking).. it flew back to the same spot. Ever since it hasn’t moved or left. This morning I opened my window to blow on my window screen too see if it would move, but it didn’t it chose it’s resting place. I’m big on symbolism and spiritual messages, I’m curious to the meaning behind this. Right now I’m going through life changes, focusing more on myself for once and I grounded myself for the rest of the year to save money. Please let me know your thoughts..I would love your guidence or any input you have.
    Thank you for what you do!

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sally;

      Since you’re going through many changes, I think what Bee is trying to tell you is – identify the place(s), people and situations you truly want to be near. Then ‘fly’ to them, land, and stand your ground! Even if you have to leave and come back, find YOUR place and land!

      Also, take note of the date – the 12th! 12 is the number of completion! So, symbolically speaking, all this change is coming to its conclusion.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Sally says:

        Thank you! That does actually help! 🙂 Hope you enjoy the holidays coming up! Best wishes!

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hello, Sally;

          Yayyy! So happy to help! Thank you and I hope you enjoy the holidays as well!

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

  63. Shannon says:

    Hi Bernadette!
    Thank you for sharing this article. For the past few months, I’ve noticed bees always find me and want to stick around. I help install solar panels so I spend most of my day outside. I didn’t think Bee was trying to tell me something until last Friday…which was 11-11. (How cool, right?) Am I working too hard? Not making enough time for myself? I’m not sure. Either way, I’m grateful that Bee finds me pretty interesting to hang around. Lol!

    Love+Light

    Shannon

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Shannon;

      Oooo! Bee energy, solar energy, AND 11-11! Wow! That’s a whoooollleeeee lotta master creator and solar energy you have ‘buzzing’ around you! Woot! OK, I think Bees are trying to tell you that it’s time to start that business you’ve been wanting to start. And/or, get going on that creative endeavor. The time is NOW! Strike while the solar panels are hot! It will turn out to be pretty sweet, so don’t hesitate.

      Maybe take a moment and read all about the Number 11 Symbolism & Meaning on my sister-site – BuildingBeautifulSouls.com.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  64. Dan says:

    I actually had a dream last night where a been landed on my ear, and no matter what I did it always came back…. It was a lucid dream and I had full control over my body, i was in meadow then walked into a home I did not recognize, and a bee was there that would land on my ear, not sting nothing just buzz.

  65. Ayesha says:

    Thank you for the very interesting BEE info. I was looking for a site that would help me understand what message was Beeing sent my way. Last week on two occasions, there were bees sitting quietly looking at me. The one was on a curtain in my bedroom at night, the other on a door. Both were facing me so all I could see from the angle I was at, was their eyes and furry heads, like they were looking directly at me! I have no idea what this specifically means, I also fear being stung, but I do respect bees enourmously.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Ayesha;

      You are most welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com! When Spirit Animals look us directly in the eyes it’s such a powerful moment. This means Bees really want to make sure you connect with their energy. ‘Bee’ sure to sit with the teachings of Bee medicine and make the most of what resonates with your spirit.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Ayesha says:

        I appreciate you responding, thank you!

  66. Steve says:

    Hello, I am sorry to bother you, but wanted to ask you a question. By the way, I really like your website. My partner passed away earlier this year. Since then I have had a few readings from different psychics. I have had two different psychics say “what does honey bee mean to you”….I mean honey bee is pretty random, you know. So I guess my partner is trying to tell me something, but I cant figure it out? Any ideas? Much appreciated, and thanks! Steve

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Steve;

      OMG! You are never a bother! Please accept my most profound condolences for your loss. That said, I burst out laughing when I read about the other psychics (I’m a professional psychic medium) asked, “What does honey bee mean to you?” The reason I laughed is that, intuitively, I feel like your partner had a great sense of humor – maybe even loved puns. And, so, is sending ‘honey’ or ‘sweetie’ as an endearment through the Bees/psychics. I see your partner saying, “Hello? Get it?”. LOL Also, I feel ‘cold’ – like maybe one of you was always cold or really don’t care for the dark. Or, maybe you two wanted to move (or just moved) someplace ‘warm’.

      Finally, Honey Bees are not aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But they really wanted to fly so increased the amount of times they flap their wings so they could get lift off! Intuitively, I think confidence might be something you’ve always struggled a bit to have. Your partner and Bees are telling you – don’t wait! NOW is the time to fly toward your dreams! YOU CAN DO IT! And your partner will always “Bee” there for you!

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  67. Stanley says:

    Hi Bernadette

    I was once stung by a bee on my ankle unprovoked while I was walking last year. This morning when I woke up there was a bee in my room, I let it out through the window, 30 mins later it is back through the window.What could this mean?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Stanley;

      Apologies for delay in response – was on vaca!

      When Bees sting us, it’s super important to pay close attention to where the sting hits. In this case, it was on your ankle. This tells me that perhaps it’s time for you to consider the ‘foundations’ of your life. Make sure whatever you’re working on building is on firm footing – then, go for it!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  68. Michelle says:

    This morning I walked into the washroom at the building I work in and there were 7 or 8 dead bees on the floor. I live in Calgary, Canada and the weather is cold here this time of year so it’s likely these bees had been dead a long time and possibly stuck in the HVAC system. I work in the administration building of an aboriginal First Nation which is essentially empty for the Christmas break but was able to mention the presence of these dead bees to a security person who was going to check into where they may have come from.
    This sight just struck me as “odd” which, to me, means “message”. This brought me to your page, however, I haven’t found much about the meaning of dead bees. It made me very sad to see these beauties just laying there on the floor and I’m wondering what you glean from this encounter? I will also meditate for any clues.

  69. sonali singh says:

    hi,

    I had a bee hive in my bedroom balcony only for a few hours. What does it indicate ?
    I wanted the bee hive to stay.

    Thanks & Regards
    Sonali Singh

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sonali;

      Because I don’t know what happened to the hive, I can’t really give any insight on this. Please let me know how the Bee hive disappeared from your balcony and I might be able to give you some clarity.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • sonali singh says:

        Dear Bernadetta,

        I went to office and came back it was gone as if nothing was there accept a few bees and then they were also gone.
        Cant understand the reason.

  70. Nicka says:

    Hi Bernadette,
    I had a weird experience tonight.
    I was never stung by a bee in my life, though tonight I was stung twice by the same bee, both right at the center of my chest (right on the sternum).
    I broke up with my boyfriend recently. We were together for 2.5 years and now he left the country… I have a feeling that being stung twice right on the heart could mean something? Would really appreciate your insight.
    Thank you
    Nicka

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Nicka;

      Breakups can be tough. I’m sorry you’re experiencing this situation.

      Being stung not once, but twice right in the chest is a big, big sign. See, the chest houses our Heart Chakra – the energy center of unconditional love. A Bee stinging you there could mean it’s ‘jump starting’ your heart – letting you know it’s time to bring that energy center, your heart, back to life. Alternately, it could be that Bee was trying to ‘inject’ your heart with sweetness/honey. This could be true if you are feeling bitter about the break up. On my sister-site, BuildingBeautifulSouls.com you can read all about the Heart Chakra – Healing, Meditation, Meaning and more.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  71. Anonymoose says:

    Yesterday night, i had a dream where i was getting stung by one bee over and over again, and i kept trying to get away from it. ( All i can remember)
    But when i woke up, i found two places where there is a bee sting, one on my face , and the other on my leg.

    What does this mean?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Anonymoose;

      Wow. When Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals come to us in our dreams as well as IRL (in real life) they are definitely trying to get our attention. Being stung on the face can mean that there’s some person or situation that you need to ‘face’ – stand with courage and speak your truth. Getting stung in the leg can be a sign that the time is now for you to ‘stand strong’.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  72. Pisces Snake Bee says:

    Hi just wanted to comment and wondering what can you tell about my future and advanced Happy New Year….

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Pisces Snake Bee;

      If you’re looking for a psychic reading, you can contact me on my sister-site – BuildingBeautifulSouls.com.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  73. Michelle says:

    Hello Bernadette. I am glad I found you. I only research dream meanings when I awaken alarmed or have a feeling that I need to delve deeper. I dreamed of a small swarm of bees hovering above and around a section of shrubbery and I discovered a child (my child?) was playing or hiding inside. I didn’t want the child to be stung, so I got a hose and sprayed the bees just long enough to allow the child to come out. There were a few bee stings, but I don’t recall the child being upset. The bees remained in my dream but only a few buzzing around, or showing up in each “scene” of my dream until I woke up. The general feeling I had upon waking was worry? or unease. Could you help me decipher? Thank you.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Michelle;

      OK. Now I completely understand why the Great Spirit wanted there to be gap in time before I read and responded to your question. In just the last couple weeks, I’ve had messages coming for clients (I’m a professional psychic medium) regarding their ‘inner child’ – it’s been crazy! Since this is never a message I’ve ever gotten for anyone before it’s doubly crazy because reconnecting with, healing, and bringing the ‘inner child’ out to play has been a recurring theme for a dozen or so clients.

      I see your dream as a call to bring your inner child out of hiding. I wonder if you are surrounded by or have a history of being surrounded by ‘angry’ people – thus making it more difficult to loosen up and have fun; outwardly showing ‘joy’. I ask this because you sprayed the Bees with water – the element of emotions. And, since you ‘doused’ the Bees and water can come forcefully from a hose you really, really wanted (in your dream) to make sure your feelings were known and honored.

      Finally, if the shrubs were green (as I suspect they were) – that’s the color of the heart chakra. And, plants are always about ‘growth’ and needing ‘air’.

      So, go get a Popsicle and sit in a swing for a little bit! Break out a board game! Go to a friend’s home, ring the doorbell and run! LOL Whatever you need to do to laugh and play – do it!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Michelle says:

        Interesting reply! Yes, I am surrounded by angry people, and some that wish me harm most of the time. I, too, am a sensitive. I would love to share an aura photo of me. I did this for fun and the photographer told me it is quite unique. Compared to the others around me it did indeed look different. As an experiment, I went back with my former partner and had a second taken to see if it had changed…it hadn’t much although there was green covering my heart in the second. When you mentioned the heart chakra I had to bring it up. How can I get it to you to look at???

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hello, Michelle;

          I’m guessing you’re speaking of Kirlian photography. I’d love to see that picture. You may send it to bernadette at whatismyspiritanimal.com.

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

          • Michelle says:

            I sure will…can’t wait to hear your input. M

          • Michelle says:

            Bernadette, I sent the photo right away. Did you get the e-mail? It says “aura photo” in the subject line.

          • Bernadette King says:

            Hello, Michelle;

            Apology for delayed reply. I’m finding that having two hands is not enough and I’m looking into getting surgery to become an Octopus. 😉

            I did get the picture! What’s interesting to me is I hardly see the green but the yellow blew me away! What a wonderfully creative and fun person you must be! And the ‘spikes’ in your crown chakra tell me that you are always thinking – always processing. Wow. Tons of spiritual activity going on for you!

            Thank you for sharing!

            Stay wild,
            Bernadette

  74. Michelle says:

    Bernadette, I was wondering why I hadn’t heard back from you when I realized that I didn’t select both boxes. Is that necessary to get a reply?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Michelle;

      Apologies for the tardy reply. I’m working hard to keep up with comments on both my sites – WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com and BuildingBeautifulSouls.com but, sometimes, I don’t get as many answered as I would like.

      Answering your 1/6 post now!

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  75. Cheryl says:

    Hello, Thank you for this valuable information. I am sitting at my desk (working) and a bee has come to visit, swirling around my head. I walked toward the balcony door and escorted the bee out. We (the bee and I) have now done this ritual dance at least 6 times. I don’t think it is “just disorientated” bee was free out into the fresh air and sunshine off the balcony and a few minutes later flew straight back in. I closed the doors until they was only a slight opening and bee came back again.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Cheryl;

      LOL Spirit Animals crack me up! They can truly be persistent little critters!

      What really strikes me about your Bee encounter is the Number 6 (you did the ritual dance 6 times with Bee). In Numerology, the Number Six symbolism Gaia – The Earth Mother. Six is the number of compassion and empathy. So, as you ‘mothered’ the Bee, he/she came back to ‘mother’ you, too! It was a mommy standoff! LOL Who was going to mother whom? LOL

      Perhaps Bee has come to tell you that it’s OK to let others nurture and take care of you. Also, set aside some time to practice self-care. Make that time as ‘sweet as honey’. It might take you a bit of time to be comfortable with that but, in the end, you’ll come to see the wisdom of these sacred rejuvenation sessions.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  76. B says:

    So reading previous replies on aspects of meaning of unprovoked bee stings, and you mention more specifically to note where on the body. I have had two separate random incidents within the past 4 days. The first (26/1/17) under my right arm as I went to unlock my car in a car park; and the second (29/1/17) behind my right knee whilst I was hosing at the back yard. Any insights are of interest to me- not one to usually consider this beyond the obvious except over the years my nickname has usually been B or Bee,or, BUZ as my initials are BVZ

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, B;

      What stands out most to me about your encounters is that you’re not one to consider messages from animal spirit guides yet the two stings occurred ‘under and behind’. When our Spirit Animal ‘comes up from behind’ or makes us take note of a space ‘under’, it’s usually a sign to pay extremely close attention to those things which are actually not obvious. The world is full of unseen energies – but they are only unseen for those who do not take the time to sensitize themselves so as to be able to ‘feel’ or ‘see’ the undercurrents which move through our world and our ‘selves’.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hi, B;

          Awesome! Let me know how it works out!

          Stay wild,
          Bernadette

  77. Mariah says:

    I had a dream of two bees stinging me . Can anyone tell mean what that could mean ?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Mariah;

      I’d have to know more detail about your Bee sting dream to be able to give you a meaningful answer but you can read through the comments here on the page and that would likely give you some insights.

      However, at first glance and based only on the info provided, I’m wondering if your Bee dream has anything to do with romance – 2 Bees stinging you. In Numerology, 2 is the number of harmony and peace. When ‘the Number 2’ “stings” it’s a sign of discord.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

  78. Michelle says:

    Hello Bernadette. I see that you responded to “B”s post today. Could you please give me your input on mine posted January 6th? I would really appreciate this. Michelle

  79. Jennette says:

    I’ve been doing some deep spiritual work. 2 years ago I was stung….5 or 6 times on a hike. In my armpits and backs of knees, ouch. Then walking along the beach i was stung on the bottom of my foot…by an already dead bee. I did a deep clearing and come home to 50+ bees dying in my bathroom. One night before I moved from that place I had to remove around 5 bees that just wondered in. I have read your post b4. Today, I’ve been crying without knowing why and 1 kind little been flew into my living room. I think the bee has a msg for me.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Jennette;

      If you’ve read any of my replies here on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com and my sister-site – BuildingBeautifulSouls.com – you know I’m direct in my communication style.

      Your post is particularly interesting to me because in the past couple months, a number of my psychic medium reading clients have had similar experiences (Bees, seeing dead Spirit Animals, etc.). Each has been working on releasing deep trauma and following an intense spiritual path. However, when they came in for readings, I did not know them or their backstory.

      In each case, I was told by Spirit that it was time for them to ‘move on’ from something ‘big’. At first we couldn’t decipher the messages but, in the end, it turns out that these clients were committed to their ‘story’ – Caroline Myss calls it “Woundology”. What all this means is that the stings and mass of dead Bees in your home is telling you that it’s time to release whatever false paradigms are holding your spirit hostage. Don’t stay married to your narrative. It’s time to pen a new story for your life. And you can make that story be whatever you want it to be!

      I’m excited for your future possibilities!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,
      Bernadette

      • Jennette says:

        Direct is the best way to communicate! Yes! There’s a 25 year old story about a deep trauma that crept in the back door through a recent new trauma. Indeed, it’s time for a new story!!!!! “false paradigms holding my spirit hostage” resonates. Blessings Sister. Thank you for the candor, insight and freely sharing your gifts.

  80. Nicole says:

    Please help!
    For the last 5 or 6 months, every night about 10 bees come into my house and by morning they are all dead.
    Why is this happening?

  81. Theresa Campbell says:

    Today I went outside to stand in the sun in my back yard and play my native American flute. While I was doing this, a sweet honey bee landed on the end of my flute. My ‘old’ self would have shooed it off, but I’ve come quite a way since then. I just stopped and held it there and watched it as it seemed to look into the end of the flute and then stop on top and wash it face a few times, then fly off. Any symbolism in this? :^)

  82. Kasie says:

    Bees comes into my house in daylight, what does that mean
    ?

  83. Joy robertson says:

    Today from nowhere I found on the floor a huge large BLACK bee. I have never seen one before and would love to know it’s message for me. I live in Scotland and an very cold day. Thank you.

  84. TC says:

    Hi, I love your site so useful. I dreamt I was a bee in a huge bee hive full of honey and I could clearly see the hexagon patterns of the surrounding hive….what was unusual was the hexagon shape really came out to the forefront. I been trying to open a new business, I need life, balance and family on my own terms…but I’m not sure if I’m making the right choice? Any thoughts?

  85. Sheila Carroll says:

    I am amazed at how active this thread is. Thank you for the information and heart-messages. I am a bee keeper and feel deeply about the bees…they are my friends. I see the bee as my totem animal. My hive died this winter and I am not sure if it was my mistake not preparing them correctly or just too cold (it could be that). Following that realization I had a HUGE disappointment about my future work. I was certain I would be doing research in Scotland and was turned down after months of hard work preparing. Last night I had a dream of my bees three times. The first I was moving the hive bodies into a different order and discovered the bees weren’t dead but in fact glowing with life and light and the queen was the brightest of them all. I wanted to tell someone but the people I saw at a distance did not see me or seem to care. I then dreamt a version of that dream two more times. My joy and sense of wonder that the bees were alive was strong. Can you help me understand this better?

  86. Lori says:

    My best friend changed her residence to another dimension in January. Our relationship was none like I ever knew. Even States apart we knew each others information. We shared a deep spiritual connection that words could never describe. Our children were even engaged to each other. After her passing I was ill for an extended period of time. In late February I began to sit outside in the sun on my porch. A bee came one day and buzzed around my head in circles, then it would drop down to my eye level and hang suspended right in front of me. It would again circle my head and repeat dropping down to my eye level. At first I thought it was unusual but when it happened every day I began to talk to the bee and ask if that was my friend. I even called the bee her name. I took pictures to prove that I had a single visiting bee. My boyfriend laughed at me until he saw a big bumblebee do the same thing to me on his porch. We don’t live near each other. This is now a daily occourence as I prepare to travel to her Celebration of Life in 10 days. What do you think? Is this her and what is she telling me. She is very persistent.

  87. Ginny says:

    Hi Bernadette, thank you for your awesome sight with all this lovely Info on, I am hoping you could shed some light on my Bee sting for me. Please.
    Yesterday we had many visitors to our property, one human, a beautiful spiritual brother, whilst he was with us, my husband, our visitor and myself, did several activations with light coding language, on each other on the land and for our beautiful earth, the energy was intense and I noticed more bees than usual, we also had 2 cloaked craft to the right of our property of which i got photo’s of, when our human visitor left at the end of the day, there was still many more than usual bees about and one went up my dress with out me knowing and stung me on the right side stomach area, I felt very saddened as this be then lost its life, it was very interesting to read the pother comments about the Bee sting being an activation into Bee frequency, I realize the bees would have picked up on the energy the 3 of us where drawing in, as there was a lot of light coming down and the energy fro Gaia, The nature spirits where very excited by what was happeng and so where our ET friends. Would you mind shedding some intuitive light on why I got stung, was it a prod to get out there and do more ? Or a prod to start teaching what I do, or was it a sign to relax and be patient ? Im a little confused, I to am a intuitive Healer but sometimes when it comes to myself need a little help, much appreciate your reply, Love light and Blessings <3

  88. Jenelle says:

    I am new to the shamanic path and I currently live in Okinawa Japan, I just know the bee is my totem as I see them in my garden quite frequently. I also have rejuvenated at least 5 of them as they flew too far away from their hive and did not find enough nectar to make it back home. My son found one tonight as a matter of fact and I coaxed her onto my finger tip and brought her inside and fed her some simple syrup and asked her to wait to fly as my cats would have gotten her. She patiently waited until I opened up the door and flew a few circles and flew away. I noticed as she was on my finger tip it was very warm, not unpleasantly so. I think she was thanking me for helping her. I absolutely love bees they are so very important.

  89. Stephanie says:

    I was sitting at a bus stop and a bee came by my foot. Surprisingly i was not scared and remained calm, but i didn’t want to be stung. I stepped on it and felt so bad about it. I felt there was definitely a message for me.

  90. Aria says:

    Thanks for this info, lately bees keep visiting me and Im sure is to touch the sun and make my dreams come true, need to go back to organize my productivity.

  91. Puja says:

    Hi,
    Yesterday, i parked my car on a road where there were atleast 10 other cars in line, n when i finish my work n come back to my car, i see this bunch of about over 50 bees on the edge of the wind screen adjacent to the door. I checked if something could fall from top due to which they came, but there was no tree no nothing from where something might drop. I thought let me drive the car may be they will move with the wind. I reached home n i still see all of them there! I went inside the house n when i checked a few mins later, all the bees were then flying around my garden. Out of which one stung me later.
    Till now it’s a mystery why those bees were like that on my car!
    If u have any explanation, i would feel better.

    Thanks!

  92. Danna says:

    Hello!
    I had bees in my home. Some alice some dead. I tried to save them and took all the living ones outside.

    Then, I noticed honey dripping from bathroom ceiling and I heard buzzing. I think there is a hive. I don’t want to hurt them but will need to remove hive. I will send energy about moving but feel bad. 🙁

    Also I was at a party and tons of bees flew inside. I saved them but again some died.

    Finally, at a track meet there was a basketball size clump of bees in a tree. Seems strange all the bees.

    Any thoughts, suggestions?

    Thank you! 🙂
    Danna

  93. Nita says:

    Hello, I was sitting at lunch today. When my co-worker told me that I had a bee on my head. I did not hear or feel the bee. I few minutes later the bee came back and landed on my arm. Again I did not hear it, and it stay there for about 10 minutes then flew away….

  94. Katie says:

    Hi! Love this info, I was wondering if any could give me a meaning to this:

    I was on a date (first one) with this guy, and we were walking on the beach(of all places), and I stepped down and bee stung me on my foot on the right foot lateral side under the ankle. The guy I was with took out the stinger for me.
    My question is. What might the significance of this?
    Also the sting hurts so bad. My first time being stung too.

  95. Krystal says:

    Greetings Bernadette! I have found this thread most delightful to read! I had an intriguing quartet of friendly fellows come and visit me about 4 days ago. Im not sure how they got in, but when I awoke they were in my room. 2 on the carpet by my sliding glass door, one in the tub, and one in the shower. I heard them buzzing about before I rose, and figured it was probably a fly, zipping about, reminding me to be persistent in my work. When I heard the buzzing, I was in a conscious dream like state. I was aware of what I was hearing, however I was finishing up a really powerful dream. I rose in great spirit, feeling really energetic and to my surprise…the fly were bees! I was extremely excited to see them visit me personally! I have selenite crystals in every corner of my room and meditate daily so I know of their (bees) importance. However, as I inspected them more closely, they seemed to be having some sort of issue. The bee in the shower was dead, and the bee in the tub seemed to be dying. Then I went to the bees by the glass door and they also appeared to be having trouble. I opened the door and put them outside and the first flew away within about a minute. The 2nd kinda fluttered around on his back bit, I went to get a drink of water and when I came back he was gone. I’m a cancer and not sure of how this might fit in. At first, I felt as though I’d done something wrong. Then, in meditation I received that they gave their life in order for me to receive their spirit. 2 lived=2 died. Balance and duality. What are your thoughts, I’d be curious to know. It seems you have great experience in bee perspectives.

  96. Amy Kerslake says:

    I have a bee that has been all over me for a week. Everytime I’m out on my porch it is there. It gets right in my face and has crawled on me.

  97. Fintan says:

    Hi, as I was pulling up to my house a bee was in my car. I let the window and it flew out. Later that night a bee flew down from the attic and into a lamp shade. I took a pic and discovered it was a queen. I turned off the lights and left the attic light on and the bee flew back up. The next day my wife stood on the bee as it was crawling its way to the front door. Felt that there was something positive in this encounter which may have been lost

  98. Fintan says:

    Hi, What happens if a bee is killed in your home

  99. Anjali says:

    What does it mean if a bee flies into your car while you’re stopped at a light?

    Earlier tonight I was on my way home, it was after 8 and getting fairly dark when something flew into my car and onto my front passenger seat. I looked over thinking it was a moth and was shocked to realize that it was a bee, I was even more shocked when I got home and realized that it was still there. After all, this was a 15 mile drive on the highway, with the windows down. The little guy (or lady?) had simply crawled further down the seat to prospect him/herself from the wind.

    There was no sense of aggression, aside from the initial shock, I wasn’t particularly scared. Even after I parked, the bee didn’t feel like getting out, instead it looked like it was trying to pollinate my front seat. I was finally able to get it out by trapping it in a jar and then releasing it in a nearby bush. Would love to know what this could mean, thank you!

  100. Christina Mudau says:

    Hi Bernadette

    I hope you can help.

    We have had bees in our storeroom for the past year, needless to say, we have not entered the storeroom since.

    Earlier on in January I was work late (time was between 9pm and 10pm) and I came across 3 bees flying around in my kitchen. I ignored them and went to bed. I have noticed that they are now coming into all the rooms of my house, but it’s usually 1 or 2, in the morning I would find the weak and dieing. We also recently have been going through alot of challenges and things going wrong.
    I was told to leave the bees alone, they will move on when they are ready, but they don’t seem to be going anywhere.

    I need advise please.

  101. Shacura says:

    Love & Light Bernadette,

    I was stung on my bottom as a young child of maybe 3-6 by a bee. It turned into an abscess which was later surgically removed. Ive been stung about 3 times in this lifetime because of running from them or moving around to much while they were by me. I believe they have continuous spiritual meanings and messages for me along my journey!

    -Thank You -S.wade

  102. Melissa says:

    Hello,
    I woke this morning with a start about 5:30 am, I felt something on my arm. I assumed it was my little hairy dog cause she sleeps under the blanket, but then I felt a sort of flutter. I whipped my blanket off so fast thinking it was a spider, it was a bee! Never have I woke to something like that! No windows open doors all closed, never heard a buzzing sound at all. It is unknown how it got there but there it was. I wondered if somehow this could’ve meant something so here I am on google searching when I came across your site. Thank you for the info! I have had a lot on my plate recently so this may be why I had my visitor! My name also means bee (melissa) I find this all very interesting! Thanks!

  103. sarah says:

    a bee entered my office out of no where today. i am in the 5th floor and all windows are closed.I was so scared as my grandma was stung before when I was a young girl and it was very painful. the office boy came in saw me looking scared and he killed it. I am apologizing till this very minuet and I don’t know what was the message for me 🙁

  104. Lucia says:

    2 weeks back i got stung by a bee on the upper inside corner of my left eye while I was waiting for the library to open, just standing.
    Since then I smell bees a lot…I don’t know if I’m hallucinating because of the trauma.
    Yesterday when I was getting laundry off the line at home a bee sneaked inside my t-shirt through the arm and started walking on my chest, as I was still traumatised I barely moved as I got into privacy and lifted the t-shirt up to remove it but the bee flew away.

  105. Adrienne says:

    A bee was in my bathroom after I jumped out of the shower this morning. Scared me because t was huge. I had no other choice but to kill it. but, reading this at least I know the meaning of the bee. luckily it didn’t sting me when I was sleep.

  106. padma says:

    After I left home for work today, a honey-bee stung me on the way to bus-stop. For the first time in my life!

    Today I was in a more cheerful mood with a smile dancing on my lips. But the honey-bee shocked me and hurt me 🙁

    Some say it is auspicious. Is that really so?

  107. Christine says:

    I found a dead bee in my purse. I have know idea how it got in there, what could be the meaning of this.

  108. Selina says:

    Hi there. Wow! Great site, loads of insight and information I never knew about. I have always been scared of bees and wished them away. Two days ago I was sitting at a soccer field about to watch my son play and showing my face towards the sun and a bee came out of nowhere and stung me in my face. I had my eyes closed so when I felt it on my place my first reaction was to slap it away and it left the venom stick (not sure what it’s called sticking on my face) I removed it and it stung like crazy. Strange thing for some reason the incident felt that it was communicating a message hence I googled and stumbled upon your site. I have just resigned from work and relocating to my original home town in another province (I live in South Africa) Could there be a message please?

  109. Sarah Collins says:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful bee messages. I had the privilege to sit in a beautiful wild space with a group of women sharing lunch when I felt what I can only describe as a strong electromagnetic pulsing of energy around my lower body… causing me to look up, on looking around, right in front of me was a gathering swarm of honey bees! Amazing to watch such bee joy as they did what they needed to do in the afternoon sunshine.
    I’m guessing bee medicine, swarms have a message too? And no coincidence it was a sun-day… In gratitude we left them to their new beginnings.

  110. Jonny says:

    Hi Bernadette. I was swimming today and I got stung by a bee while under water. There were a few honeybees flying in the area. Thought it was strange that the sting occurred under water. Do you have any insight or message from this experience?

  111. Esther says:

    Hello Bernadette, I have 5 hummingbird feeders in my front yard,and since about two week bees found the sugar water and visit
    the feeders everyday., Of course the little Hummers have very little chance so I put one feeder a little of site, and it seems the
    Bees are more or less leaving it up to the birds. Of course I have many Hummers and I have been feeding them for years.
    Now I like to ask you why have they come now to my front yard of course I have sugar water there but I know there is a personal
    message for me right now. When you have time, please respond to me, thank you very much.
    Blessings to you Esther

  112. Kelly says:

    Not sure how old this site it, but had been to it a couple months ago when I noticed a LOT of bumble bees hanging around me. So, today, while watering my plants, one came up to me and was close to my left arm. I told her it was ok, she was not to sting me and I would not be afraid to let her land. Well, she landed on my arm and stayed there. Not sure what she found so fascinating, but I just went about my business. I tried to “let her off” at my variegated lemon tree, she flew off, but came right back and landed. I continued and finished with my watering. Then, we went out into the yard where I scooped some (dog) poop and then I went to the fence line and tossed it into the wooded area. Then she flew off my arm, stayed nearby, then left. She traveled around with (on) me maybe 5-10 minutes…….. I found it very interesting! Any specific thoughts on her (his??) behavior or attraction to me. Thanks!

  113. chavon says:

    so i lowering the blinds in my kitchen and what was i think a dead bee fell into my shoe and stung me. I couldnt get it out so I stayed there for a few seconds. I was my first time being stung by a bee in my life and it really does sting I was wondering what meaning if any does this have

  114. AvonYumnam says:

    Hello,

    In my home some carpenter bee making their house. What is this effect of my life?
    It is good or bad. And what bee coming in my house? Tell me the symbolised of coming bee.

  115. Shya says:

    I have been studying Human Resource Management the last 8 years and felt defeated at finding an HR job. So I took a break went out side, found a tree, told it everything, cried and asked for guidance if I am doing something wrong and show me what I need to fix within. As I was walking away from the trees and on to the street at this point, I bee stings be on my but cheek. I didn’t even see it coming until it flew away. I never heard of bees stinging through jeans without being provoked. Looking for some insight 🙂 I loved your article.

  116. Marieke says:

    Ki Ora Bernadette,

    THankyou for creating this site. The wisdom and medicine of animals you share is energising and intriguing. Bee popped up as my medicine animal, as did Hawk. An occurrence of changing of the guard, i feel. I loved that Bee came to me, not one i would’ve chosen but makes complete sense. I joke with my children that i am a Bee whisperer. I have always loved these little divine creatures, which started when i was a small child in NZ spending hours watching our Buzzy Bees on clover flowers and orange blossom. I still do this today, i watch with great intent and amazement. I just wanted to share something with both you and your readers regarding bees. I have found that they behave quite bizarrely sometimes and they are totally confused and i feel that they have forgotten their Bee power as they stumble around drunk almost, not aware of where they are and what they are doing. I have come to the conclusion that Bees will act like this when they have absorbed pollen from Flowers that have been sprayed with chemicals. The chemicals cause them to lose their memory? I have found the solution is to gently pick them up with a flower that has not been sprayed. Their little tongues work like mad sucking up the pollen, and in a few moments they are back on track and remember that yes indeed they are a BEE. Their memory and purpose come back and then have the energy and ability to fly again. I also do not cut back my plants too early (quite late actually) and do not pull out weeds as these flowers provide food and sustenance during the shoulder seasons. So please on behalf of Bee, please keep your Dandelions in the garden and lawn, and do not be too hasty to cut back lavender . The Bees will Thank You for it. Much Love in gratitude:)

  117. Sian says:

    I’ve had the Welsh black bee come and rest and clean itself next to me twice while I was smoking in my sister in laws garden. Both times it stayed in one spot near me cleaning itself for the duration of my cigarette before calmly flying away. I feel like it may have been prompting me to take care of myself but I already had plans to have some quality me time, is it possible I’ve misunderstood Bee’s message?

    • Aria Sprat says:

      I think it happened the same to me! but in the time I didn’t understood is about my health <3 thanks for sharing

  118. Deborah says:

    What a great site! My home is inundated with dead and dying bees. I’m renting a cottage on a large open valley and for some reason the owners of the property pulled out the bee hive so the bees are coming into the house and most likely dying due to the pest control. I have to watch every step I take because the bees crawl in on the floor. My first day in this new rental, I got stung on the bottom of the foot. After 12 days of being surrounded with dead and dying bees I thought I would look up bee medicine and see if I can find the positive message in this. I got stung for the first time a few years ago. A bee came into the yoga class and out of about 35 people, I was the only one that got stung. I was sitting in a yogic position and the bee came and landed on my arm (without me noticing) and stung me without provocation. It never occurred to me that there may have been a message in that experience. I’ve enjoyed reading all of your responses Bernadette, thank you so much for the work you do. I look forward to coming back and reading more of your responses when I have more time.

  119. Albert Post says:

    Attention: to whom it may concern

    This morning of 31 October 2017 when I woke up I had the strangest experience with bees. As I woke up I had a bee in my sleeping room that found its way to the nearest window and flew out. However when I went to the lounge area I discovered a whole swarm of bees [ OK maybe not a whole swarm but more than 20 in the room] at least enough to make it difficult for me to move in the room without bumping into a bee. Yet all the windows were closed in the house except for the small window in the bathroom where there were no bees to be found. The lounge is 2 rooms away from the bathroom. So how did the bees come in and what meaning if any should I give to this event. Fortunately I said a prayer that the bees should leave the house so that I didn’t have to spray or kill any bee. An hour later almost all the bees were gone but I had to help several [about 10] to find their way to the nearest exit.

    I would be grateful if you could give some explanation.

    Kind Regards

    Albert Post

  120. Allan says:

    Hi,

    My Wife Sister Past Away last week i have no Idea what is the meaning of the bee went to my Bathroom, If I’m not mistaken the bee fly in the exhaust fan but that is running so how it came. So when i saw the Bee i panic, Because i have already experience to stung the bee so what i did i took something to hit the bee to die but the bee want to fly away in the exhaust fan but no luck and was fall down and i hit something to die… I have no Idea what is the Meaning of that, If luck for money or something I’m Playing Card but I’m Lose.

    Thanks,
    Allan

  121. Kerry says:

    Hi
    Over the past two weeks I have had over a dozen bumble bees in my house, not all at once, only one at a time. I have never experienced anything like this. They are often around a window or door on the glass. I help them out as my dogs try and chase them which we don’t like. Nothing has changed in my life except for I have been asking the universe for money, more so to help others in desperate situations. Would love to hear any advice or is it I have a nest somewhere?
    Thanks

  122. Sara says:

    Hi Bernadette – I lost my brother on Nov 3rd. He was only 39 and while we lived 5 hours apart we were very close. I’m almost 38 and feel like I’m who I am because of who he was. I’m very heartbroken but staying strong. He was allergic to bees and had asthma. He was trying to take out a damn he had set ever summer on the creek near his house and was stung by yellow jackets. They tried to save him but couldn’t. I’m trying to attend to all his affairs but there are challenges and my sister has been in a bad mental state which has made things worse for me. I’ve been working from home and the last two days around the same time mid morning this random lone bee is visiting me. It buzzes around for 15 to 30 min then disappears. At first I was just scared (I’m not allergic but don’t care for bugs and buzzing) and annoyed but then I started thinking it was a symbol and the reoccurrence today was unexpected. Is there a special message in this for me? Should I try to get the bee Free the bee? I’m struggling with the loss of my bro especially since he passed away right before the holidays when I would have seen him a lot. Thanks Sara

  123. Hunter says:

    Hi, I really liked the information! I’m new to this, um, psychic thing. Sorry if that seemed rude. I’ve just been more of a logical person. But these kinda things have caught my attention before. I just got done with my first mediation of trying to find my spirit animal and I was wandering if I could email you the journal entry I had. I would really appreciate it we could chat so that I my mind would be clear on some things. But anyhow, I appreciate the information and advice you have given thank you.

  124. Maria says:

    A bumblebee picked me , i was sitting observing my bricks project that I finished and I was sitting next to this beautiful plants that had planted for the bees a bumblebee came and landed right next to me on the flower I could almost touched it but I didn’t want to scare it away,I felt a sense of peace I talked to it I said I planted this flowers for you ,I almost could here it talking back to me,It was a beautiful moment!

  125. Bonnie says:

    I am having a day here, I’ve sold something that I now cannot find , in my hunt I discovered that my basement floor was leaking water! It seems as though just in the nick of time not much got wet , still haven’t found my item but to my surprise a bee showed up it’s January 11 and all the window have been closed up , I saw that as support from spirit. Bonnie

  126. Lisa says:

    Hello Bernadette, about a month ago (today is January 15th) I was getting ready to go into my house and a bee flew right towards my face, I was not scared because I have no fear of bees and I love and respect them. To me the bee did not seem angry it was almost like it was trying to get my attention or telling me hello (last summer we had fennel in the garden and just before dusk the bees would fall asleep in the fennel and I would pet them and send them all loving thoughts). Then the bee landed on me and I did not realize it and it came in the house with me (this all happened around the time I was taking a Shamanism class). Then I found this information page and I think it is all falling into place now, I think the bee is one of my spirit animals and it was trying to give me a message and everything on this page makes total sense to me and that great things are lined up for me in the near future. I would love to know what your take on this is.

  127. Evelyn Levinson says:

    I was walking home with a friend yesterday and suddenly I could hear something buzzing in right ear, My friend
    said she could see a large bee and quickly waved her bag at it and it disappeared.
    I have never experienced anything with a bee before although in the past I have been stung by wasps.
    I didn’t see the bee only heard the buzzing in my ear.I wondered what it was as I had not seen a bee this year.
    Until I found your website I had not thought about bees. I believe I have a Lion who protects me.

  128. Amy says:

    I am currently house hunting and over the weekend I saw a home where I found a live bumble bee in one of the rooms. I scooped it up and took the bee outside, placing it on a dandelion. Several minutes later I checked on him but he was gone. I returned to the house yesterday for a second viewing since I am interested in purchasing this for my next home and again I found another bumble bee in the same room! So I released it onto a dandelion again, which he joyed Before flying off. I feel like this is a strong message, any thoughts you could share with me?

  129. Bhumika says:

    Love your interpretation, it is always spot on. So apt and timely. Couldn’t have been said better.

  130. catherine L. Zolnierowicz says:

    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 says:

      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

  131. HD Lee says:

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

  132. Deborah Gray says:

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

    Deborah64

  133. Vicki says:

    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.

  134. Cindy says:

    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

  135. Susan Dyas says:

    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.

  136. Kim says:

    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……

  137. Jessica Gutshall says:

    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.

  138. Fran says:

    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.

  139. Julianna says:

    Hey, nearly all my life, I’ve struggled with so many things coming my way, but my body not moving to do anything to either refuse or accept, and only enduring when it gets tough, and greatly distressed when the good things go away. Is there a way to get myself out of this stone statue and move the way I want towards the good and out of my current dire state of crisis?

  140. Laylee says:

    i have had bees appearing in my life for ages
    i don’t have a strong work ethic through
    is my spirit animal a bee?

  141. Renee Alter says:

    For the past number of months, there is often a solo bee that flies really close to me. I was feeling a bit unnerved. ‘It’ was at the Walmart parking lot — several different days. I didn’t want it to be inside the car with me. I couldn’t get it to go away. ‘It’ was really close several different days when I was riding my scooter down to the office… and wouldn’t go away. ‘It’ (I began to think it was the same one appearing everywhere as it is the same size) is either flying around my front door or my back door. ‘It’ is always alone. I began to wonder… this seems to be more than coincidence… so I Googled it and found this post. This is so trippy! Now if I can accept ‘it’ wanting to be practically on my body and stop being afraid that it will sting me. (I was stung by a bee on my jaw when I was a kid.)

  142. Lauren says:

    I keep coming across wounded or sick bumble bees.. outside I’ll simply look down and there it is. even inside my house.. I try saving them when I can by giving them jelly or honey.. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Just wondering what the meaning is of coming in across hurt bees. Thank you

  143. William Wickett says:

    I have had them crawl on my face.

  144. Kortney says:

    I have been going through tough times, especially in the hive, I’ve been stung many times now. I’m finally leaving the hive to start a life of my own and when delivering the positive news to some loved ones, a bee stung my butt! lol. Perhaps a sign of good luck though. I will choose to use bee symbolism/meaning to guide me through this next chapter. 🙂

  145. Marcie says:

    My story is so long, but I lost my youngest son December 13,2012. The night of January 13, 2013, my son came to me in the form of a visitation. It was not a dream. We were able to communicate. Part of what happened was that he had something cupped in his hand and handed it off to me. When I opened my hands, it was a little honey bee. During the day, I called his best friend and my best friend (who also have Logan guitar lessons) to tell them of my visitation. Both of these people were sitting outside during my call and both had a bee buzzing them. When my middle son came home from work that day I also told him. He worked outside, and he said he had a bee buzzing him all day at work. This was January in INDIANA. We don’t have bees in Indiana in the winter. I thought the message was that he was now a little honey bee so since then I never harm them and always talk to them. After reading the information on this site, I wonder if I misinterpreted the meaning of that bee??? So much of what I read fits me, or fit that version of me that will never again exist. I’m searching for the meaning. Thanks for “listening” to this shatter ed soul. Marcie

  146. Marcie says:

    Add On – My Logan was only 19 and so unfortunately he was too young to have left me with a piece of him like a grandchild. He made it through my fear of losing him, and his brothers, from prom and graduation parties, got him graduated from high school a feat in itself, and he was preparing to leave for the Air Force in March. He was supposed to leave in November but changed his specialty which pushed it back to March. Otherwise he wouldn’t have been on that road at that minute on his way to my office. My last communications with him that day were via text. We didn’t talk on the phone that morning which would have included saying “I love you” to each other before hanging up. Take this from me, pick up the phone and actually talk to the people you love. You never know if it’s the last time you have that opportunity. Marcie

  147. Avram Grossman says:

    About 10 years ago I found myself so fascinated with learning about bees that I stated backyard beekeeping. I have about 4-6 bee hives around my community, and became the go-to guy to call when people find swarms. I now teach about bees to children and adults how not to be afraid of them. Namaste.

  148. Duku Chaplain Alison says:

    Bees landed in my home and are staying.
    what does it mean?

  149. Gene says:

    I got the bee. Buzz buzz! I do love flowers. I hope someday to be a flower and have a little bee buddy.

  150. Hayaraj says:

    Why mind turned towards “Bee”?
    I dont know but i strongly feel that Bee is my Soul Creature. I keep on reading books about Honey Bee indepth. There is something to know about it. Definetely i promote awareness and establish a community to spread Bee’s wings with full freedom. I have emotional attachment with Bee unknowingly.
    Be a change in Bee’s life
    I raised my hand

  151. Evangeline says:

    I would like more information please.

  152. Patricia says:

    Each time I do the test here, I end up with the Bee, but I dont recognize myself that much except for having overcome very heavy burdens and challenges. I do feel social relationships is what matters the most in life and I have a desire to contribute, but I struggle a bit in these areas. I also struggle with work AND play. Having a hard time working hard and with perseverance, I get discouraged and tired easily and having a hard time finding things I enjoy, fun doesn’t come easily to me. Also, I was always very attracted by all the felines. I feel a strong affinity with them especially the tiger and the lions. I kind of feel like the tiger is my spirit animal, at least, it speaks the symbol of it speaks to me a lot. I also once dreamed I was riding a big and beautiful powerful tiger. And since I was born, I always had cats in my life and all cats seems to love me instantly. So I wonder what is truly my spirit animal, and what all that could mean. Do you have any ideas? How can I know wich one is my spirit animal?

  153. Leslie says:

    Heard a buzzing last night and really couldn’t identify it then I got stung on my finger. I had been close to a bees nest that I an now aware of. Somehow I really feel the timing and the sting carry a message for me. I’m trying to decide whether to stay somewhere longer or leave proto … and it’agonizing me to not know which is wisest

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