Lately I’ve come across many more bumble bees than usual, indoors and outdoors. The most exciting encounter was late last week, when I saw a queen bumble bee mating in the garden. I had never seen a bumble queen before and was amazed at the size of her – more than twice the size of the male drone! From my research she was an extraordinarily large queen. When I saw this I immediately “knew” that my industriousness, busy-ness, and productivity were going to grow and be prosperous. The fertilization of the next stage of my life has already taken place, and now the seeds that have been planted are sprouting towards the Sun.
I already wrote Animal Spirits: The Bee about a year ago, which discusses the symbolism of the bee, but there is one big thing that differentiates bumble bees: they build their hives in the ground. This reminded me of the hidden people, the fairies, who live in the earth and under and within rocks and tree trunks and roots. They live within and along side of Mother Earth.
Living connected to and with Mother Earth and being out in Nature is very grounding and healing. While I continue to joyfully be as a busy as a bee healing, counseling, coaching, teaching, and guiding others, the bumble bees are also telling me that I will remain grounded in my own being and that the Nature Spirits are there to assist me as well.
What an incredible macro. OMG! I am blown away!!! Thank you! xx Amy
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Keep on buzzing round~
YES! A good sign indeed! Nice to discover your wonderful blog! Be well. ~Karen~
We have wild tunneling bees in our front garden and when I tidy the flower beds up I am always careful not to cause damage to the little nests,that way they stay and return each year,they do very well in our garden,they look like Honey bees only smaller,xx Rachel
You are awesome Rachel! Namaste _/l\_
Beautiful post, thank you for sharing!
I too, have seen lots of bumblebees this year. I knew it was a good sign but I didn’t realize how good it was. Glad you are seeing them too, that’s wonderful!
This is very exciting Julianne Victoria!
A couple of days ago (about 3) sheesh… I found a hive full of bees… It took me by surprise because it sounded like an air vent, and then I realized it was a bees nest in the elbow of a tree. I took a short video of it and sent it to my mother and sister. *busy bees*
Were they inside the tree or around it? It may be a swarm, but if so, don’t worry they are just hanging out waiting for the scouts to find them a new place to build a hive.
They were inside the tree. In two different areas! I’m even wondering if the hives were connected. I’ve never seen anything like it before! It *felt* surreal, like from the X-files. Come to think of it, growing up, I remember seeing honeybee nests in trees. Due to the decline of the hives from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and how the threat of losing huge populations of honeybees hurts our entire agricultural ecosystem, I consider it super-sacred to have found these industrious friends 🙂
How beautiful! Definitely a good sign for you!
Except for that miracle moment last summer that I blogged about, bees and spiders terrify me! Stinkbugs, ants, beetles, ladybugs, moths, grasshoppers, cool. Butterflies and praying manti, supercool!