Bees is a can very symbolic when you notice them buzzing around in your dream. However, the meaning may alter based off of your experience with bees, religious views, culturally, and what transpired in your dream.
There is no argument the importance and spiritual attachment of bees thought-out human history. Bees have been associated with royalty in Ancient Egypt, carved on hieroglyphics dating as far back as 3500 BC.
In mythology, the bee was commonly believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld. Not to mention bees have been roaming earth for 30 million years.
Dreaming Of Bees
When we dream of bees we must first understand its purpose. Dreams have a unique or enigmatic way of presenting symbols for you to piece the puzzle together. Due to the symbolic nature of the bee you will need to dig a bit deeper in order to find the true meaning of what a bee means in your dream.
A generic dream interpretation might suggest bees being a symbol of good luck, or a prosperous future ahead of you. That could be quite possible, though if you investigate a bit further you will notice the bee might be the doorway between the conscious and unconscious.
Characteristics Of The Bee (clues):
- Hard workers
- The world needs them to survive
- Transferring pollen from a male to a female plant (pollination)
- They bring us honey
Bee Dreams: The Spiritual Guide
Bees are known to have a little eye or ‘ocelli’ at the top of their heads. These are called simple eyes to help orientate themselves towards the sun. The sun is symbolic connecting us to growth, health, cycle of life and the higher self. The bee and the sun share similar traits by ability to create life, making crops grow to sustain villages. Could the bee be simply guiding you towards the self; or higher power?
According the the ancient Egyptian text, Ra the sun god was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the Earth, and the underworld. Evidently enough honey bees were seen as the tears of Ra. The bees where acting as messengers of the gods, falling down, like tears, towards the earth. (and man) to pass on some secret message.
What is the message? Could the ocelli or little eye connect to the human pineal gland or the THIRD EYE? The pineal gland located in the center of the brain benefits directly from the sun stimulation. There seems to be a similarity between the beehive and the back of the bee are shaped like pineal gland. Honey that is found inside represents wealth and success once activated.
The bees sole purpose during it short stay on earth is to produce something valuable. You will have to ask what might you be searching for internally that can bring you value? The bee might be your inner guide directing you towards the honey.
- The self or soul
- Connects heaven and earth
Common Bee Dreams
Attacked By Bees In Dream: A bee will never sting you without a good reason. You might be too close to the hive and are seen as a threat. Often times dreams come across as a metaphor suggesting you could be too close to something, or have no business around there – mind your beeswax.
Could you be be sticking your nose in places where it doesn’t belong? Bees have a tendency to be aggressive at times, but certain things set them off. Could it suggest to leave it “bee”? This dream might be suggest going back to old painful past memories.The bees might be the negative thoughts or experiences that was attached to it. The people and location of your dream will give you better insight to the problem.
Bees & Honey Dream Meaning: Honey brings the dreamer richness and fulfillment. The ancient Egyptians used honey for healing and to sweeten their foods. A persevered jar of honey was found buried with the pharaohs for thousand of years that never spoiled. This is a life long gift with tons of benefits that can never spoil.
Bee Stings In Dreams: Depending the location of the sting can help determine the motive of the dream. Certain parts of the body are metaphoric to the area of betrayal. These are warnings or possible fears where it is located.
The female is the only bee that can sting, as you might want to explore the feminine disturbances in your life. The stinger or ‘barb’ could be connected to “verbal stings’ that are used to hurt one another. The sting could apply to someone words that have a painful effect on you. (see wasp dreams)
Biblical Meaning Of Bees In Dreams
Psalm 118:12 – They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
Bees and honey are mentioned quite often in the Bible connecting with wisdom, richness and industry. Deborah or Devorah in Hebrew translates to ‘bee’. She was the messenger of God that lead the Israelites back to safety when they were threatened by the Canaanites.
- Busy as a bee.
- Leave it be.
- The bees knees.
- The bee in your bonnet.
- The birds and the bees.
- Buzz off.
- Spelling bee.
Interesting Bee Facts
- The practice of beekeeping goes as far back to 4,500 years in Egypt
- Honey bee pollination is responsible for one third of the food we eat is the result of honey bee pollination
- Bees only live only for 6-8 weeks.A worker bee will fly the equivalent distance of 1 ½ times the circumference of the Earth.
- The busy queen can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day.
- They are very busy though-out the day, a honey bee can attend anywhere from 50 to 100 flowers.
- A single bee can only produce approximately 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
- Bees are know to be attracted to caffeine.