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Dream Dictionary Series: B is for Bee Dream Meanings

Updated on August 10, 2012
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Kitty has been a lucid dreamer her entire life. These dreams and experiences drive her desire to help others understand their dreams.


Dreams of Bees

Have you ever wondered what about the meanings of dreams? Have you recently had dreams of bees? Maybe these buzzing bees have been flying in and out of your dreams every night...maybe they make their presence known only once in your dreams. However much you have dreamed of bees, you are now wanting to know what these bee dreams mean. In this hub, the first in my Dream Dictionary series, I will give you a couple interpretations for your dreams of bees. Remember, the meanings of dreams ultimately have to be defined and personalized to fit yourself. I can provide suggestions for dream meanings, but that is all they are...suggestions. Take them for what they're worth and apply them or let them guide you in the search to your dream meanings.

Bees in Mythology

The bee in mythology dates back thousands of years to the time of the Mycenaeans and also to the Mayans. The Mycenaeans referred to their priestesses as "Melissa", which translates to "Bee". Also in Mycenaean culture, bees were thought to be the guardians of the passing between realms, or as guides from the mundane world to the spiritual world.

The symbol of the Bee and honeycomb is found in ancient Mayan culture, as the Mayans said that honey was the food of the gods.

Interestingly, honey, when said to grace the lips of an individual, was thought to provide the individual with the gift of eloquent speech. This was a common theory/tale in ancient Greece and it was said that Plato, Ambrose, and Pindar were all blessed with honey upon the lips when they were just infants.

Symbology in Dreams of Bees

So what exactly is the meaning of my dreams of bees, you are probably asking. Well, there are a couple different meanings that have hit me.

After beginning to write this hub, last night I had a dream that a bee (or possibly a wasp to be exact) flew into my shirt and stung my back and right arm four times. I remember the spots actually hurting in my dream, but when I awoke this morning I wanted nothing but to continue writing this hub. The bee's stings actually inspired could say, stinging me with the eloquence of language...the written language. This was my interpretation to one of my dreams of bees for myself.

When attempting to find the meanings of dreams, one must think of the symbology within the dream.

What does the bee represent to you? Was there a single bee in your dream or multiple bees or maybe a whole colony? Did they sting you or talk to you?

A single bee could represent a messenger of some kind. Maybe a spiritual messenger...try talking to the bee if you ever meet it again in your dreams.

Experienced a colony of bees in your dreams? Possibly this dream is symbolizing the fact that you need a job! For what does a colony of bees do better than stinging? Making honey together as a full and cooperative unit! The bee colony has long been a symbol of human society...working together for one main purpose.

You are experiencing oversized bees in your dreams of bees? Maybe your work habits are turning to an unhealthy need a break!

This will conclude the first of my A-Z Dream Dictionary Series. Even though I skipped the letter A, there will be more to come!


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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    thoughthole - Thanks so much. I have A - G done so far...working on H next. :)

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    thoughthole 6 years ago from Utah

    Very clever hub angle, great job. B is my first read I will be sure to look into all the rest.

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    MonetteforJack - Thanks so much, I appreciate it!

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    MonetteforJack 6 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

    You are amazing with your Dream Dictionary. Your hub is creative and unique :)

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    Fluffy77 - thanks! Yes, the bee seemed to be trying to sting me into writing! Sounds like you have dreams like me. I'll check them out soon! :)

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    Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

    I couldn't agree more with you, the bees were absolutely put there to help you write this, i have had many dreams that are there for the very same thing too. Like my recent wedding dreams I'v written about, check it out they are pretty interesting really. Plus, my dream of my body transforming before my eyes too. Dreams are so amazing to me, I just love to write about there meaning and what else may be hidden with them too, just amazing to me. Thanks for sharing yours here again too.

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    Lady_E - not a nightmare at all! Weirdly enough! I've had other dreams involving bees, though they never usually sting me. I think they were just trying to get my attention in order to write this hub! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

    Very interesting - must be a bit of a nightmare to dream about but it's nice to be able to wake up and know the meaning. Thanks.

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    seeker - I know! I love the symbolism to be found in our dreams. Much of it I can relate back to mythology and beliefs of long ago, which makes it even more interesting! Thanks for reading. More to come!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Another fascinating hub. Dream symbolism and interpretation is such an interesting and deep subject. I look forward to reading more. Many thanks for sharing.

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    Hi, Stephanie. You are so lovely! Thank you so much. It really is interesting, isn't it? The best part is that interpretation is specific to the particular person who has a dream.

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    Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

    Dream interpretation is a fascinating subject, and I also enjoyed learning a little of the mythology surrounding bees. I look forward to your other hubs on dream interpretation.

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    Lenore - thank you so much! Don't worry, there's much more in store! :)

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    Lenore Robinson 6 years ago from Delaware

    Looking forward to A-Z series. Intereting and informative Hubs!

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    epigramman - Yet again, thank you so much! I didn't know how well this hub would go over...usually people are more into my paranormal, religious and fashion hubs but they tend to overlook my hubs that I write about dreams and dreaming. I plan on doing a whole A-Z series for dream interpretation. Next one coming out is backtracking and will be one for the letter "A". :) Please do come back and read more. I so appreciate the supportive comments.

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    epigramman 6 years ago

    ...let me be the first one here, proudly, to acknowledge the enjoyment I've had going over your eclectic choice of hub subjects and this fascinating one is no exception - even better yet, let me become a subscriber, so to speak , and then I will have reason to come back and see some more .....