Bees continue to be a symbol of a unified family when we learn about the queen. Worker bees elect a queen, and take special care of her until she matures. All the members of the hive work together to support the queen. They do this in order for the queen to insure new life, and continuation of the colony. This is symbolic of a family working together for the benefit of the group. It’s symbolic of teamwork too.
The bee often comes to us when we need reminding that there is no “I” in “teamwork”. When the bee pays us a visit, we may need to self-evaluate. Are we more concerned with being “right” or having our own needs met than being concerned for our community? Bees in our awareness might be telling us to sacrifice our own needs or pride for the needs of others in our lives.
Bees buzz in our consciousness when we need reminding of organization, teamwork and our ability to accomplish a ton of work – even if we feel small or ineffective.
It’s vital to realize the bee is a tiny but mighty force. This is a big symbolic lesson. Looking at the bee, we see it is an unlikely, small creature.
Sometimes, as humans, we might be able to relate. I know I feel insignificant and small at times. But the be reminds me that the seemingly smallest among us can be powerhouses for change. The bee is a symbol of strength in terms of getting busy to create harmony in our world. And that is a very big deal.
Speaking of big deals, bee meaning is connected with honey. Honey is a bi-product. Bees ingest flower nectar, partially digest it, and then regurgitate it within the comb. Not only is it used to feed baby bees, it’s used in human history are phenomenally diverse. From sweeteners, to anti-bacterial agents to even embalming agents (Egyptian mummies), honey has been a prized product of bees for centuries. Symbolically, honey represents nourishment, reward, sweetness, sensuality and wealth. Honey is associated with gold in many myths and legends. This equates it to reward achieved after an arduous undertaking. As bees are ceaseless in productivity, the lesson translates to mean something like: With hard work, we earn the gold.