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.
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We love bees, especially the sweet, fuzzy bumblebees.
i’m inspired by this
to be grateful &
to just bee 🙂
Ode to the bees! ❤ A lovely morning reading and reminder of their message 🙂
Dear Julianne, what a lovely article. I live in a forest of a few thousand acres. We have thousands of thousands of bees. They are my friends and you are so right about Artemis. Lots and lots of bee-utiful wishes.
Thank you! Bees are Bee-utiful! 🙂
I enjoyed reading this so much – many years ago while traveling through China, a wise old Chinese man held my hand and said to me, my life spirit is a bee (well that was how it was translated to me). I never really understood, but since that day, I have included a bee (necklace, charm, tiny tattoo) in my life (my little logo on my photos in my 3m bakery blog has a little bee and dog footprints) – We have many bees in our garden and I have never been stung by a bee! I love Bees and I loved your post.
Thank you! I hope your bees keep you busy and prosperous!
Oh! That’s what was going on. I had an encounter with one busy bee today on the dunes. I was trying to take it’s picture on a purple clover and he wouldn’t be bothered to hold still. Reading this post feels like serendipity—even the picture!
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Hi Patti, Thank you! And glad the animal spirits are guiding you! Have a great weekend! Namaste _/l\_
I love bees.
Excellent, Julianne. Bees and Diana? That was a great tidbit. Cool. Also about the relation to ghosts or the dead. So, is the relation that the bee is interested in the essence of the flower and thus can communicate with human essence?
Thank you! I don’t know the exact reason for the bee’s relation to the dead. It comes form Native American traditions though.
I like your bee post! I’m the busy bee… 🙂
Thanks you! bzzzzzzzzz…. 😉
if you say so! ( the stinging)
I’ve had bees, and I could be within a few feet and they would not sting (though I wouldn’t get closer without protective gear!). 🙂