Bees


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What does it mean when you dream about bees?

Bees have a rich symbolic tradition out of proportion to their small size. Positively, they have been used to represent diligence, hard work, and organization. Less positively, they have been deployed as a symbol of conformity and mass action. Bees or honey in dreams sometimes carry connotations found in common metaphors, such as “busy as a bee,” “flitting from flower to flower,” a “drone,” and “you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Some people fear bees because of their sting. As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which interpretation is appropriate.

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Laying at every sob, the Wax-moth backed into a crowd of young bees, and left Melissa bewildered and annoyed.
In the second, building pillars to keep 'em out is purely a Cypriote trick, unworthy of British bees.
The bee hunter is generally some settler on the verge of the prairies; a long, lank fellow, of fever and ague complexion, acquired from living on new soil, and in a hut built of green logs.
Be all this as it may: the course of our party of bee hunters is to make a wide circuit through the woody river bottoms, and the patches of forest on the prairies, marking, as they go out, every tree in which they have detected a hive.
The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, summer's in the air.
From her knowledge of bees ('It is needful to remember that bees resent outside interference and will resolutely defend themselves,'
As he was wandering disconsolately about the meadows round the palace, wondering how he could escape being put to death, a little bee flew past, and settling on his shoulder whispered in his ear,
Take out my straw and scatter it over the little girl and the dog and the Lion," he said to the Woodman, "and the bees cannot sting them.
And Thistle said he would stay and dwell with them; for he was tired of wandering alone, and thought he might live here till Lily-Bell should come, or till he was weary of the kind-hearted bees.
I object to being required to model my proceedings according to the proceedings of the bee, or the dog, or the spider, or the camel.
Now he was dead and the regiment of the Bees drew near, nor could I know how they would take this matter, for, though the Prince Umhlangana was their general, yet all the soldiers loved the king, because he had no equal in battle, and when he gave he gave with an open hand.
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