Bee symbolism is weirder than you think. Long an emblem of industrious prosperity, the Bee is linked to ancient Minoan bee goddesses.
Their hives hexagonal pattern (like a pentagram) connects them to Aphrodite and honey is a long-time Venusian metaphor.
But there was an actual Bee Goddess in the ancient world and she is also an aspect of Artemis, the Moon Goddess.
Some say bees navigate via tiny crystals embedded (naturally) in their brain. Is this true or did I dream it?
And, a brief scientific fact, the promiscuity of the Queen Bee ensures the safety and health of the whole hive.
The names Melissa and Deborah are linked to ancient bee priestesses. Melissa means Queen Bee.
If you’re dreaming of bees or feeling the bee vibe, think of them as being alchemists, like spiders.
They’re omens of creative genius and ingenuity. They’re also ruled by a woman, the Queen Bee so the ultimate bee symbolism is that it is matriarchal power.
If you’re a female, take it as a sign that your ‘hive’ will soon be humming with ideas and wealth, thanks to your wise reign!
Image: The Temple Of Camiros, in Rhodes.