Sacred Bee Symbolism and Honey
- Bees are considered extremely auspicious throughout the world. They have played an important part in symbolism since Ancient times.
- They have been revered and valued by many cultures for 1000s of years.
- Because the bees maintain a temperature within their hive of about the same temperature as human blood, the ancients came to associate the bee with the spirit.
- Egyptians are the one of the first societies to maintain extensive records of beekeeping. Not only were honeybees part of their society, they represented royalty.
- The Druids considered the bee a symbol of sun, the Goddess, community and celebration.
- In Greco-Roman religious practice the bee is a holy creature associated with divinity.
- Throughout Celtic tradition the Bee was a protected creature. It was from Bee’s honey that people made mead, a drink that appears in Paradise as nectar of the Gods. Mead was purported to have medicinal qualities.
- As in other settings Bee is also a wise spiritual messenger.
- The bee symbolizes community, brightness, and personal power.
- The list of virtues of the bee is very long. They have been considered to be messengers carrying news to the spirit world in many cultures.
- Bees represent wisdom and immortality.
- Bees symbolize love and also fidelity and virginity. They represent industry.
- Bees were believed to have knowledge of the future and secret matters.
- If a bee buzzes at your window… expect a guest… which may come in the form of money, wealth, success.
- If a bee enters your home… it will bring abundance and wealth with it.
- If a bee lands on you, it’s the same… a sign of good fortune and wealth coming your way.
- If you are stung by a bee, it’s a sign that it’s time to wake up! The bee teaches you how your higher-self is aiding you in a flight pattern that will land you smack dab in the sweetest of spots!
- There are 20,000 species of bees and only one of them the honeybee actually makes honey. And bees pollinate 80% of all crops, fruits, vegetables, etc.
- Studiers of bee and bee symbolism understand that if there is something wrong with a colony of bees (like the current colony collapse syndrome we are hearing about), there is something wrong elsewhere in the spirit realm.
- Throughout time bees have represented the hive the connection, sacred sexuality and feminine power.
- Bees are often considered a symbol of the Goddess or Divine Feminine because they are ruled by queens. In particular, they are associated with the goddess Venus because part of their labor is the indirect fertilization of flowers, all of which come under the dominion of Venus. Without bees, many species of flowers would die out, and so the bee may justly be considered a handmaiden of that goddess. There is a Greek tradition, too, of the Nine Muses, the divine patronesses or music and poetry, taking on the form of bees.
Honey is the only product produced by insects that people eat.
It is used in many celebrations and rituals in multiple cultures around the world.
Honey represents your life.
It is the only food source on earth that has every substance needed to sustain life including water… and ladies, honey never spoils.
It represents celebration and community, the divine feminine and the power of the honeypot.