The Symbolism of the Bee
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The Bee is an emblem of abundance, persistence, industry, communication, teamwork and fruitfulness.
As Bees live in highly structured and organised matriarchal societies, the spiritual meaning of Bees can relate to feminism and the Divine Feminine. Goddess energy and respect for feminine power as all inherent in Bee symbolism and meaning. The Bee can also connote the need to find one's part in a larger group effort or organised, communal effort.
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Throughout the Celtic tradition, the Bee was a protected creature. Some people in Celtic cultures would try to catch Bees as a way to try to derive messages directly from the Divine. Believing the Bee to be an important being, some would converse with Bees and interact with them as if speaking directly to their ancestors.
Native American Symbolism
The Native Americans associated the Bee with tenacity and also with the importance of respecting the natural world.