Bee Symbolism and Meaning
Mar 30
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Bee Symbolism and Meaning

Overview of the Bee Spirit Animal


Bee symbolism has been an important part of human culture since ancient times.  These unique insects are closely related to ants and wasps. And can be found buzzing in the countryside or anywhere there is an abundance of flowers.  Recognizable by their round and fuzzy appearing bodies, short wings and large eyes. Despite its size and unassuming appearance the bee spirit animal packs a punch.  This tiny creature brings with it warrior energy, dedication and wisdom. Which makes the bee totem a powerful spirit animal. Not only is it known for its power but it’s harmony, happiness and joy.  This spirit animal radiates light and goodness and can help bring you into higher plains of knowledge and spirituality.

Define: Bee Symbolism

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Encounters with the Bee

What is the meaning of bee symbolism? Find out what symbol the bee spirit animal is trying to teach you, and gain some insight into your life.

Have you been disorganized and distracted?

Bee symbolism connects us to a focused energy.  In the wild bees have been the center of countless research studies.  Through this research people have found that bees live complexly organized lives.  Where everything is in order and everything falls into place. When you need to refocus your energy and organize your life call on the bee spirit animal to guide you.

Are you on the fence about a dream or project?

In life it can be hard to know whether or not you should pursue a dream or goal.  When the bee totem appears to you it is a sign for you to take the leap and commit to your dream!  Don’t be afraid of the time or work it will require for you to accomplish your goal. These things will pass away and the joy you will receive from fulfilling your dream will be worth all the effort.

Do you feel worn out and exhausted?

When you feel like you’ve been stretched too far the bee totem calls you to enjoy life.  Take time to find what brings you joy and what refreshes your spirit. Just like how bees consume honey make sure you are taking time to enjoy the sweet things in life.  It is especially important for you to get out in the sunshine and enjoy the natural world.

Are you struggling to express yourself?

It has been observed that bees use intricate dance moves and pheromones to communicate details to the hive.  When the bee spirit animal appears to you you must take care to express yourself. It doesn’t matter if it will take you time or if it is a complicated matter.  What is important is that you are able to share what’s on your mind with your hive.

Have you been avoiding commitment?

Bee symbolism will appear to you when you are avoiding commitment with this message: dedicated yourself.  The success of a bee hive requires all of it’s members to be dedicated to their roles. There are no rogue agents in a beehive, just dedicated and faithful members working hard to accomplish a common goal.  Likewise, as a bee spirit animal person it is important that you are dedicated.

The Bee Spirit

Could the Bee be my spirit animal? What are the traits of the totem? The bee might be your spirit animal if you are:


Bees are a unique creature in the sense that they do not need to consume other creatures in order to survive.  They can live solely off of nectar and honey. Because of this they are very peaceful insects that are happy to go about their day in harmony with the world around them.  Likewise, bee spirit animal people prefer to live peacefully. They won’t pick a fight or naturally lean toward violence unless completely necessary.


As a bee totem person you can be described as someone who is driven.  When you have a goal or target in mind you zero in on it and won’t stop until you’ve reached it.  You do well in situations where you need to focus to accomplish a goal. And you don’t give up easily.  Bees spend their lives working tirelessly for the benefit of the hive. You understand this drive and spend your days hard at work.

Define the Bee Spirit Animal
Define: Bee Symbolism


It may come as a surprise to many people that bee symbolism represents happiness and cheerfulness.  In fact, people with the bee as their spirit animal tend to be cheerful individuals. Their lives are filled with color, beauty and order.  Because of this they can’t help but feel secure and in that security they find peace and joy.


Bee totem people are known for being driven, focused and productive.  No matter what you set your mind to you will have productive results. Because a bees survival is based on how productive the hive is productivity is key.  Likewise, bee spirit animal people will always work hard to achieve their goals. Responsible you can always count on them to get the job done!

What are the Traits of the Bee Totem?

Lessons from the Bee Spirit Animal

Bees are:

  • Helpful
  • Driven
  • Hard Working
  • Industrious
  • Harmonious
What is Bee Symbolism

A lesson we learn from bee symbolism is to find a cause or purpose and really rally behind it.  It’s important for you to focus your energy and work toward a goal. The bee totem will give you the drive and energy to really commit to the cause.  This drive, focus and hard work will help you find your purpose and help you live your life passionately.

We also learn the importance of warrior energy we are able to apply that to every area of our lives.  This energy helps us work towards your goals and focus on the task at hand. It also helps you work through personal struggles and challenges.  Harnessing this warrior energy will help you work through challenges despite any fear you might feel.

Bee symbolism is also related to feminine energy.  When you need to connect with your feminine side or when you need feminine healing call on the bee totem.  This will help you connect with your energy and find wholeness and completion. Embrace the bee totem to begin strengthening this connection.

What is the true bee meaning? Warrior and light energy. Bee totem people are connected with their inner warrior power. They are also strongly connected with light energy.

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Bee

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In the wild bees rely on each other within their community.  This connection strengthens the entire community and creates security.  As a bee spirit animal person it is important for you to develop a strong connection with your community.  As you increase this connection and build up your community you will find your true strength.


Bee symbolism is connected to divine inspiration.  This can help you when you’re looking for inspiration and need to increased creativity in your life.  When you are searching or seeking for direction or if you’re looking for a solution to a problem call on the strength of the bee totem.  This spirit animal can help guide you and direct you in your decisions and journey of life.


This strength is manifest as you continue you increase your connection your spirit animal.  As you do that you will begin experience abundance in your life. This will be seen in your work, relationships and in your personal life.  People with the bee spirit animal will find their life filled with unending abundance.


Over the years researchers have found that bees use intricate dances and pheromones to communicate to the hive.  In fact, they can specifically tell the hive the exact location of a flower based on their movements. As a bee totem person  you will be able to communicate your thoughts and ideas intricately and creatively. This will make you a great leader and it will help you be successful.



A weakness of the bee totem is its tendency to become too dedicated to it’s work.. This isn’t a problem unless you become obsessive.  When this happens you will lose the joy you once had in your work. And you will spend countless time eagerly pursuing something that no longer gives you life.  When this happens you need to take a step back and rediscover what it is that you are striving for and whether or not it still serves you.


Researchers have found that in the wild bees can actually die of exhaustion.  They will literally work themselves to death. When the bee is your spirit animal it is important for you to remember to enjoy the sweetness of life.  Don’t overwork yourself. And remember to take breaks and truly appreciate where you are in the world. Don’t let your work consume yourself entire existence.


In a hive bees have many different jobs.  There comes a time when a bees job is that of the undertaker.  When other hive members die the undertaker will remove them from the hive.  And without any ceremony drop them out of the hive. Likewise, bee totem people can find themselves in a position where they no longer care about those they interact with.  Instead, they mindlessly carry out their duties without regarding the thoughts and feelings of others.


Because of their delicate bodies when a bee stings a person or another creature they typically die.  This is because their stinger becomes stuck in their foe and tears apart their body. As a bee totem person there will be times when you are tempted to lash out and sting people. It is important for you to be cautious and don’t give in to every urge to inflict insults on others.  In some cases you may end up hurting yourself more than your foe.

What is the Bee Totem?
Is the Bee my Spirit Animal?

The Bee in Dreams: What it Means

When you dream of bee symbolism it can hold a number of meanings.  When the bee appears to you and you are under tension or stress it is a sign that you need to let go.  And enjoy the sweetness of life. The bee totem has appeared to you to draw you away from the stress and tension.

When you dream of beautiful gardens and hear or see bees at work it carries this message.  Enjoy your work, find time during the day to appreciate your journey. Try humming a tune while you work and see how your heart fills with light.

If you are visited by a bee during dream time and it stings you the meaning is simple.  You have lost your way and need to dedicate yourself to a cause. Be sure you are focusing your energy on benefiting the hive and not your own selfish desires.

The bee is a symbol for good fortune, abundance and community, so think about what implications the answers to these questions suggest, and how they might make sense in your life.
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Cultural and Spiritual Bee Symbolism

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Ancient Egyptians saw the bee as a symbol of wisdom and regeneration.  Honey was used in countless remedies including balms. It was said to improve life and longevity.

The ancient Greeks held bee symbolism in high esteem.  In fact, Greek Great Mother was called the Queen Bee, while her priestesses were called Mellisae, bees.  It doesn’t end there. Bees were said to be connected to the souls of the dead. This was because they often dwelt in caves which were said to be the gateway to the underworld.

In Mayan culture bee symbolism was worshiped in masculine form.  Their bee god was called Ah Muzen Cab, he resided in the temple Tulum. Ah Muzen Cab is connected to world creation and the Mayans believed that honey was used in his worship. Mayan shaman traditionally still use humming in their trance-inducing and healing chants.

Bee symbolism was the sacred symbol of the goddess, Artemis.

Around the world the Bee is a symbol for good luck, abundance and community.

Historical Facts

The oldest bee fossil found is 100 million years old!  It was discovered enclosed in amber in Myanmar (Burma).

Animal Quotes

Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash
The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.
Saint Francis de Sales

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