Feeling stuck? Learn the meaning of bee totem and how, above all, bee calls to you to buckle up, hit the gas, and get sh*t done.

Meaning of bee totem

Bees are master pollinators, so their energy is all about fertility and making things blossom and bear fruit.

They’ve been associated with fertility, sexuality, love, and hidden wisdom across many traditions through the ages, and were a symbol of royalty in Egypt.

Bees are magical builders, constructing their hives in 6-sided hexagons, giving them a great link to sacred geometry.

How to work with bee medicine

When bees show up for you (OR when you choose to call in their energy), look to make fantastic progress in pretty much any facet of your life you want to focus on.

I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately. Real bees. Bees on TV. Bees on posters and stickers and graffiti in the subway.

Bee totem meditation exercise

Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing until your heart rate slows and steadies.

Call in Bee spirit. You could say something like: “I call to you, beautiful Bee spirit, be with me. I ask for your guidance. Help me to embody your energy.”

Wait for a minute and feel the bee energy flood in. When you’re ready, ask:

How can I make my life more fertile?

Or, the other side of that: Am I taking on too much right now?

Am I treading water with a situation? What do I need to do to break through the blockage and move forward?

And then? Listen.

When you’re done, thank Bee spirit for joining you.

Write down any impressions or thoughts you may have. Over the next few days, reflect on your notes and see how they apply to your life right now.

Also, watch for bees and bee imagery showing up for you in unexpected places!

Explore other animal totems

Learn more about working with animal medicine and spirit animals.