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The bee or beehive represents rebirth and order within your life. To witness a swarm of bees generally represents the importance of power over love affairs and other relationships of the heart. This dream symbolises your work life situation and the balance between your job and your relationships of the heart. The symbols within this dream often indicate that you have been trying to balance these two key areas of your life. If the queen is featured in your dream then this demonstrates the need to feel freedom, freedom of choice and freedom of expression.


In your dream you may have...



  • Seen a bee on a flower.
  • Bees were dying.
  • Seen a stinging bee.
  • Had a bee sting you.
  • Encountered bees that were making honey.
  • Seen the queen bee.
  • Seen only the beehive.
  • Been surrounded by angry bees.
  • Seen bees in a beehive.
  • Seen only a dead bee.
  • Encountered a swarm of bees.
  • Seen bees pollinating.
  • Seen bees flying around the beehive.
  • Seen bees flying randomly.
  • Had bees flying around you.
  • Seen working bees.
  • Seen honey or a honey bottle with bees on it.
  • Seen a honey comb.


Positive changes are afoot if...


  • You dreamed of the queen bee.
  • The bees were working.


This dream also shows that you can successfully express yourself in difficult situations that you encounter. However, this can also mean that people perceive you in somewhat a negative manner. Growing and developing interpersonal skills with in your life is area that will help you. If you find yourself stuck by a bee then this is possibly a warning that others may hurt your feelings. If you are attacked by a swarm of bees then this can indicate there is a situation in which is out of your control. In essence bees show that life takes on new positive approaches based upon how we respond to emotion.


The difficulty in trying to get someone to do this, obviously; you must make sure you ask someone nicely. To be attacked by more than one bee is associated with being suspicious. If the emergence of the bees is from a cocoon, that is to say, the hatching, then this dream is associated with trying to better yourself.


To see working bees in your dreams indicate continued success and a happy state. Fatalities are intimated if you see them in profusion. To see bees simulating death, foretells unhappiness caused by illness. To kill a bee means an alarming but not fatal illness or accident.  Dream of honey then you need to sort yourself out and make sure you are heard by others. If you can see honey in your dream then this shows sweetness, happiness, and joy.


Bees denote a pleasant and great time with friends and social engagements.



Dreaming of a beehive with lots of bees is a sign of abundance in your house, a united family, and a fruitful and fertile year ahead. A beehive is a sign of a substantial income growth. Seeing bees surrounding a beehive is a sign of happiness in love, and luck in business. To dream of a beehive means you will overcome current troubles. If you dream that you are working in the hive, and the bees come out of it, then there are some problems you are struggling to solve. Dreams featuring a beehive in full activity predict good business, wealth, and a good gain.


A swarm of bees means happiness, but if the bees are hiving around the beehive, it suggests prudence. Swarming bees mean richness, gain and luck in many of the things you do. Seeing flying bees could mean troubles, but if the bees are flying around you, this foretells happiness, luck in love, and overcoming your difficulties. Listed below include an overview of these symbols:




Honey is an organic sweetener, this is the product of the bees' work. Honey originates from plant pollen that bees gather and take to the hive. Dreaming of honey could be considered a symbol of involving change for better, or associated with alchemy--taking something--a relationship, a project, work objective, or maybe even a goal and changing the situation into something better. Honey may also signify an incentive with regard to your work. You may be rewarded for your efforts.


Bee Sting...


If you get stung during your dream it could possibly symbolize your stinging emotions or perhaps your current subconscious mind. You could possibly think that a partnership at work is not going well. The bee in a destructive mode, such as stinging you or others in often connected to a work situation, which has left a person feeling 'stung'. To dream of bees biting you signifies action.  Although a bee stinging you might be unpleasant for you, the bee will eventually dies due to the sting. In this capacity, the bee might stand for sacrificing oneself regarding a an item you treasure.




As outlined already, the bee often represents hard work. Having dreams about bees working in the beehive signify productivity and problem's at work that need time and patience in order solve. Bees work in full cooperation, working with each other so that their own hive continues to be undamaged and also successful. Bees might point to working in a team in order to be successful.


Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of bees and beehives...

Bewildered. Scared. Terrified. Worried. In control. Upset. Anxious. Confused. Charmed.

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Anonymous's picture

I had a dream in which a colony arrived in a red pouch-like carrier. The bees got busy in their hive and next morning happened to glance up and see the red carrier they arrived in had been placed over the hive, a red covering so to speak-my thought was that the bees had cleverly placed it there!'they were 'honey bees'-I was quite thrilled.
Anonymous's picture

I think my dream was about a swarm of bees, but all I remember about the dream was looking out the window and there lying on the ground was these large bees all dead and I was thinking wow so they did kill them....
Anonymous's picture

I was in a house, (my house) and there were many rooms. There was a screen that had a small hole in it and bees began coming in, hundreds of them flying very fast...I tried to cover the hole which I finally did only after tons of bees flew in - they did not stay around just kept going, somewhere, but they were big and moving very fast.
Anonymous's picture

in the dream i have i saw a beehive being squash and turned into a spider first thing i thought was that cant be good when i woke up but it wasn't me who did it a friend of my parents did that they haven't seen in a long time in the dream i mean.
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I had a dream in which two swarms came over my bathrom, 1 of flies and 1 of bees. The swarm of flies would follow my siter and fiance and would try to cover them. However the bees would be try to destroy the flies. * everytime I dream of flies something happens to someone in real life.
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I had a dream of many bees flying in our compound, thousands and millions of them, they filled the compound and immediately begun to make bee hives, within a span of no time, our whole compound was filled with honey. as they were flying in, we were bending on the compound so that they could not sting us, a few, less than ten sprang on my head and stang me though not as painful as a bee bite, I went to the house, picked them from my head and killed them only one escaping. Our compound was fillrd with honey and we soon wanted to start harvesting the honey.......
Anonymous's picture

I was running from bad men and ran into a swam of bees swallowing two of them. They did not sting just moving and buzzing. I then woke up and my throat was really dry and felt like something was stuck in it.
Anonymous's picture

though I couldn't remember all of it, consisted of me walking into this room and through another deeper room, etc etc, and finally turning a sharp corner, looking behind a door/wall and you could only see a few bees at first--they were sitting on the wall, lying there, not moving. then as you look farther into the corner, there were hundreds of bees either sitting on the wall or wedged/embedded into the wall [sort of the like scarab beetles from the mummy]. I started screaming and freaking out, but the person I was with decided to take a piece of cardboard or something and tried to scrape them off rapidly [...what.] and they began to swarm. :(
Anonymous's picture

i had a dream of a swarm bees/wasps on my back, from which my late mother hosed them off with cold water.. what does this mean? With thanks
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Last night i dreamt that i was in this desearted area and a swarm of bees came out of no where. I remember feeling this anxiety when they began to land on my body. I first began to knock them off because i have this fear of them and they began to attack me, which then gave me the idea that i had to except them. I was standing up while they sting me hundreds of times. I cant really detect how long they were on me but i know it was for a long time period. They suddenly just flew away leaving me parellel sting marks from neck to legs. If anyone can translate this for me i would really appreciate it.
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream i was cleaning out my brother rooms with my deceased mother, i pulled down a large orange tarp and a swarm of bees/wasps came flying out i took off running and my deceased mother called forth to the all the bees/wasps and controlled them, they swarmed her entire body as she walked them out the front door. she had put them in a controlled place where they could create honey and have babies, someone kept trying to destroy this system my mother had created so beautifully. i was scared of being stung the hole time and never did.
Anonymous's picture

DREAM:I swallowed a bee to keep it from stinging my sister. It didn't sting my mouth. We are very close- odd dream.
Anonymous's picture

I dreamt I bought a house with a large garage. Under the floor of the garage that I could see via a large hole was the largest deepest busy beehive full of honeycombs. Family members and I were wary of getting stung as were some construction workers that were renovating my house. Some bees were coming around my kids whom I was very protective of. I never killed one bee but worried how to stay safe and thought I should seal the floor again.
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In my dream, i was in a group of people w/ one girl that i didnt like very much but dont know who she is..a single bee flew by &landed on my knee . I closed my eyes so someone else could shoo it awaybut then i felt tingling in my boot &thought another bee might have fallen in .. when i unzipped my boot i noticed that it was filled w/ bees, swarming my foot. I threw the boot off but i had been stung 3times &each stinger looked different from eachother but were all very painful to remove.
admin's picture

I dreamt i opened a cigar box full of bees. Half were dead and turned into dust. The other half were big and strong, making a lot of noise.
Anonymous's picture

I was trying to go into my house but was scared the bees would sting me. I ran and they were all around me. they circled me. I keep on running to the house. I had a bottle of alcohol and shook it around me so they would not sting me. I got in the house, and looked at them from the glass door, they were all dead. i went back out in the middle of the dead bees were a hive. i picked it up and it was like a wig that they made.
Anonymous's picture

Dreamt that there were hundreds of bees around me. I was with other people. I am deathly afraid of bees so to dream of them is quite odd. Anyway in e dream they were flying around. Not bothering me. I remember trying to stay calm so they wouldn't attack. Next thing I know I'm holding my 2 y/o toddler in the swarm of bees and holding her head down so she wouldn't be afraid. It was very weird.
JJ's picture

I had a dream that I was peeling an orange to eat it but it had dead bees in it. When I saw it, I was shocked and concerned and then just threw the orange away,, Whaaat?
maraea's picture

I dreamt of a swarm of bees actually working, drilling holes like working men. They were size of lil chics and were quite friendly too. We all held one each and pat thm like a pet, didn't sting at all. My daughter lets hers crawl up and under her top but never got stung but that's when I began to worry..
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In my dream I dreamt that a swarm of bees was near by in a hive and also some one I knew from school and was nice to and I made the beehive fall on her thinking I was helping her but then I was attacked by the bees also and I woke up at 1 in the morning because my face felt like rain drops were falling on me like the bees were attacking my face but I felt no pain an wasn't scared.
Anonymous's picture

Two bumble bees, one dropped honey on my head, the other one dropped its honey on the cement. Both died exact same time after the honey was placed on my head. They disappeared.... I placed the two honey blobs next to their hive. I can't find anything about this to interpret .anyone please help!!!


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