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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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