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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And then, looking down, Seth had seen the bees everywhere all about him in the long grass.
I could hear the bees humming and singing, but they stayed up in the sun above the flowers and did not come down into the shadow of the leaves.
It smells o' honey an' there's such a lot o' fresh air--an' th' sky looks so high an' th' bees an' skylarks makes such a nice noise hummin' an' singin'.
all together, all at the same time, all out of temper, all buzzing in my poor head like forty thousand million bees -- don't tell the captain
Markleham made HER appearance; that it was carried about to friendly meetings in a Hindoo basket; that the butterflies had the gift of trembling constantly; and that they improved the shining hours at Doctor Strong's expense, like busy bees.
I felt you start; you start as the regiment of the Bees started when Mopo walked before their ranks, and from the assegai in his hand the blood of Chaka[1] dropped slowly to the earth.
As Bees In spring time, when the Sun with Taurus rides, Poure forth thir populous youth about the Hive In clusters; they among fresh dews and flowers Flie to and fro, or on the smoothed Plank, The suburb of thir Straw-built Cittadel, New rub'd with Baume, expatiate and confer Thir State affairs.
But they were Saxons who robbed the chapel at St Bees of cup, candlestick and chalice, were they not?
I one day took the freedom to tell his majesty, "that the contempt he discovered towards Europe, and the rest of the world, did not seem answerable to those excellent qualities of mind that he was master of; that reason did not extend itself with the bulk of the body; on the contrary, we observed in our country, that the tallest persons were usually the least provided with it; that among other animals, bees and ants had the reputation of more industry, art, and sagacity, than many of the larger kinds; and that, as inconsiderable as he took me to be, I hoped I might live to do his majesty some signal service.
The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive.
This splendid palace had been built by the grateful queen bee, who had summoned all the other bees in the kingdom to help her.
They have here multitudes of bees of various kinds; some are tame, like ours, and form their combs in hives.