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.
"She hasn't lived in vain, the darling!" cried twenty bees together.
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.
The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, summer's in the air.
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." This the Woodman did, and as Dorothy lay close beside the Lion and held Toto in her arms, the straw covered them entirely.
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. Then they took away his gay garments, and dressed him like themselves, in the black velvet cloak with golden bands across his breast.
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.
Having watched the courses of the bees, which is technically
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.
A BEE from Mount Hymettus, the queen of the hive, ascended to Olympus to present Jupiter some honey fresh from her combs.
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