With the warmer weather and longer days, many of us engage in more outdoor and group activities and spend more time working on projects and with family. Some of us become as busy as a bee. While it is normal to see more bees throughout the spring and summer, what does it mean when bees and bee signs keep appearing to us? What messages are these little animal spirits bringing to us?
The term “busy bee” is no accident. Bees symbolize industriousness, concentration, activity, busy-ness, group communication, and family and social networks. They tell us very busy times are ensuing. This increase in activity should be beneficial though. Bees are very productive creatures making all that golden honey, which represents wealth, prosperity, and fruition of hard work.
Seeing bees may indicate the need to organize the home or the structure of your life. They also live for the community and for the good of the group (hive), and thus may hint at the need to engage in more compassionate and humanitarian activities.
On the deeper level bees symbolize reincarnation, and are said to communicate with the dead and help earth bound spirits move on to their proper place. That bee that won’t go away may actually be helping a soul or ghost let go of this material realm.
Lastly, bees are connected to female warrior energy and the Greek goddess Diana. Most of the hive is female. The males (drones) are few and only serve the purpose of mating with the Queen Bee so that she can produce more females (workers) to grow and sustain the hive. The bee hive is a world of females, who do all the “hunting” and gathering, home maintenance, and nurturing of the young. Diana is the goddess of animals, the forest, hunting, the Moon (mother and nurturing), and childbearing. The bees’ connection to her reinforces this female warrior community.
Now that Summer is here may we all be as busy and as prosperous as the bees! Oh, and do not be afraid of them. They only sting if they are protecting the hive (so you have to be very close or disturbing it) or if you step or sit on one.