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Bee Symbolism & Meaning

Are you shouldering heavy burdens? Do you need help pollinating new ideas and projects? Is your soul seeking a community to which you can belong? Bee Spirit can help!

If you’re seeking the wisdom from Bee Energy it’s a sign your higher-self is aiding you in a flight pattern that will land you smack dab in the sweetest of spots!

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Bee Symbolism & Meaning

When Bee appears in your life the most common message it carries has to do with your levels of productivity. In some cases we are doing too much, and in others not enough. Bee spirit has a strong work ethic but it also knows the importance of stopping and smelling the flowers. There is a time to enjoy life’s nectar and a time to grab after the proverbial brass ring with vehemence. Bee helps with both, and in finding the delicate balance between the two.

Technically speaking Bee should not be able to fly – it’s designed all wrong aerodynamically. From a spiritual perspective this speaks of our limitations and how to move past them successfully. It’s doubtful that Bee knows it shouldn’t fly – it simply DOES, and so can you.

Bee fits a very specific role in nature pollinating other plants. This is necessary to the on-going life cycle of many crops. It also delivers humans with wax and honey, giving Bee the additional symbolic value of providence. Einstein believed so deeply in the importance of Bees to the ecosystem that he predicted if Bees disappeared humans would not survive more than four years afterward.

The pollination process also symbolizes our social nature. Bees live and work as a community. As they go from flower to flower, that progression enriches the world. Bee people very often become motivational speakers, teachers, healers and light workers for the greater global village. Their language of love is mindful service.

A Bee’s honeycomb represents the Heart Chakra and life’s sweetness. Bee has strong ties to the sun, light and warmth. This creature is sacred to Kama, the God of Love in Hinduism and epitomizes the Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece, honoring Demeter and Persephone.

Bee Spirit is also a strong protector, willing to give its life in defense of whatever mission prevails. Those guided by Bee find themselves defending the underdog as well as those they love with fierceness.

Bee Spirit Animal

When Bee comes to you as a Spirit Animal Guide it’s time to take inventory regarding your responsibilities. Are you over-extended or have you perhaps become languid and apathetic? Bee won’t tolerate either extreme.

Though Bees can carry 300 times their weight and never shirk their duty to community contributions, they also “stop and smell the roses” every day.

All your hard work means nothing if you don’t get to enjoy the rewards. Likewise, when life stagnates so does your spirit.

Another message from Bee Spirit has to do with working in groups, networking and community. Bee is not a loner and calls to all of us to get off life’s benches and jump into the “tribe” with true abandon!

If you feel that you’re facing impossible odds, you could not have a better Spirit Animal wing its way into your life. Bee is the master of miracles. No matter what you face, Bee will help you find that elusive solution.

See, Bees are not aerodynamically designed to be able to fly. But they really wanted to fly and adapted so they could. Bees flap their wings so fast they can buzz around like little rockets!

Always remember, Wild Ones, where there’s a will there is a way!

Bee Totem Animal

Those born with a Bee Totem have a real sense for managing personal energy. Your totem gives you clarity about your Path in life. Work is not a problem for you; nor is play.

The Bee’s soul-song mirrors Ecclesiastics 3: “to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven”.

Those with Bee totems Tend toward autonomy when it comes to personal needs but are very socially focused otherwise. When they see a need there is no question of helping, particularly if it brings joy and promotes love.

Bees are amazing builders – from their hives to their intricate honeycombs. If you have chosen Bee as your Totem Animal always remember you can call on Bee Medicine when you need help with the architecture of your life and career.

Bee Power Animal

Bee as a Power Animal appears in a variety of Shamanic traditions.

As an emblem of abundance, persistence, industry, communication, teamwork and fruitfulness, call on Bee when you need these energies in your life, or when you wish to send a message to the Divine (particularly needs focused on work and community).

Bee Spirit is very helpful when you’re working with solar magic, particularly sun Goddesses. She also supports success when it feels like you’ve reached a standstill in a project or goal.

If you need support for fertility issues, let Bee energy in. It’s amazing what anxieties can dissipate when the warmth of Bee’s sunny spirit shines on your heart!

Bee as a Celtic Animal Symbol

Throughout Celtic tradition the Bee was a protected creature. It was from Bee’s honey that people made mead, a drink that appears in Paradise as nectar of the Gods. Mead was purported to have medicinal qualities.

As in other settings Bee is also a wise spiritual messenger. When someone died the farmer was to inform the bees so that they could take the news abroad.

Superstition tells us that when a Bee dances near your window it portends a guest’s arrival, and one entering the house was a sign of good luck.

In Ireland people believe you must treat bees respectfully or they will find a new home. They are, in fact, tiny members of the family who want to be part of all the news.

Bee Dreams

Dreams about Bees can portend of a sweet ending to a personal or community project near and dear to your heart. Bee Dreams can also foretell of improved luck, prosperity, inventiveness and a simple sense of pleasure that comes from seeing people around you happy.

Far Eastern Bee Symbolic Meanings

In China Bee represents business advancements. In art, the Bee appearing with monkey and butterfly speaks of prosperity, and if depicted or partnered with bamboo Bee brings abundance.

Hindu tradition ties the Bee to rebirth, including among the Gods. Both Vishnu and Krishna are often shown with a Bee – Vishnu on a lotus flower and Krishna on the forehead, which also speaks of psychic energy.

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  1. Kerry December 7, 2017 at 12:19 am - Reply

    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

  2. Sara December 8, 2017 at 6:11 am - Reply

    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

  3. Hunter December 27, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

    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.

  4. Maria January 2, 2018 at 4:49 am - Reply

    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!

  5. Bonnie January 12, 2018 at 2:33 am - Reply

    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

  6. Lisa January 16, 2018 at 7:20 am - Reply

    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.

  7. Evelyn Levinson March 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    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.

  8. Amy May 8, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    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?

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