Biblical Meaning of Bees in Dreams

The Biblical meaning of bees in dreams can be temptingly beautiful. This is respective of the fact that bees are good insects that are naturally productive and gainful. Ordinarily, bees are winged insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their roles in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey.

Honey which in turn is therapeutically enriching and soothing. As a sweet and viscous substance made by several bees, the best-known of which are honey bees, honey is made and stored to nourish bee colonies. Bees produce honey by gathering and then refining the sugary secretions of plants or the secretions of other insects, like the honeydew of aphids.

Deuteronomy 1:44 is the first mention of bees in scripture. And as you can see, they are pictured or an allegory for an army attack. We actually see this same usage in three out of the four verses that mention bees. The fourth verse talks about the bee hive that is in the dead carcass of a lion, from which Samson eats honey from.

Bee dreams are common around moments with large social expectations like weddings, funerals, college selection, and childbirth. It may also reflect feelings about being overloaded having to help others with their health problems.

Biblical Meaning of Bees in Dreams

In spite of all the beautiful things about bees and their abilities to produce sweetness and healing for human strength and benefits, we shall also come to the understanding that bees seeing bees in dreams has its own risks and attached inferences. While we worry about what their other meanings could be, let us look at the Biblical meaning of bees in dreams and how we can help understand their connections to our lives.

Spiritual Attack

Bees can represent a spiritual attack or even an attack from a person/people. Just remember that we don’t fight against flesh and blood but against powers, rulers of darkness… (Ephesians 6:12) Even if the vessel is people, it’s still evil spirits in play.

God’s Fast Protection

You could see a swarm of bees coming. You fear they will bite you, but they fly right past you, almost like they didn’t see you. This could indicate that an attack from the enemy is heading your way, but God is going to blind the enemy and protect you from this attack.

Divine Nourishment

Now, If the bees in your dream also involve honey, then it can take on a whole different meaning for you as you will also need to take into account what honey symbolizes. Honey is mentioned 61 times in the KJV. This is a huge difference compared to bees. Honey-producing bees can be giving us the meaning that they can be an agent that brings sweetness, or any of the following:

  • God’s Promises (A land flowing with milk and honey)
  • Nourishment (Deuteronomy 32:13)
  • The Word of God (Psalm 119:103)


To dream of bees represents hard work and industrious behavior. Hard work that you are involved with or that you feel will be required of you. Busy thoughts or feeling frantic. Feeling stuck with big job or large amount of work.

Fearing getting a lot of work or being stuck with a scary job. Feeling stuck helping others. Annoyance at a person that likes working before your feelings. Positively, bees may reflect a wish to catch up on work or work harder.

Also, to be stung on your hands may symbolize feelings about being stick with a large load of hard work that ties you down, hampers success, or prevents you doing what you really want to do.

Read Also: Spiritual Meaning of Getting Stung by a Bee

Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Indecision

To dream of being stung by bees represents conflicting feelings about hard work that is excessive or that you really don’t want to do. Feeling that someone or something has left you with big job that you don’t want to do. Feeling annoyed work that is required of you may be unfulfilling, boring, or will take too long to finish.

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