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Honeybee Legend, Folklore & Fact

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May 10, 2018

Honeybee Legend, Folklore & Fact

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“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24. 1”

Honeybees & Hexagons Symbolism, Are Honeybees Magical?

Honeybees, the sweetest, most auspicious of all the Spirit Animals. Honeybees create the Sacred Geometry of the Hexagon, which is said to be as close to magic, as science can get. With six equal sides, the Hexagon is the most efficient way to store materials, by using up the least amount of space.

Due to this magical skill, the Honeybee is the totem for abundance. When a Honeybee enters your space, they are usually there regarding work. This can symbolize the need for more work, or the need to pull back on the amount of work you are already doing. You will understand this, by what is going on in your life at the time. Pay attention; Nature, and our Spirit Animals are very obvious, but don’t go looking for a grand, dramatic sign, our personal signs are often more subtle.

Virtues of the Honeybee:

Messengers of the Gods & Spirits

Immortality

Wisdom

Love

Fidelity

Virginity

Industry

Prosperity

Luck

Wealth

Knowledge of the Future

Knowledge of Secrets

Nerd Facts:

The Hexagon has a distinct skeletal formula. Also known as a Benzene Ring,  six equally bonded carbons,  make up a Hexagon.

The Golden Color of the honey and wax are said to relate to wealth, and how to sting to protect that wealth.

Hexagon In Nature:

Many natural, uncut crystal gemstones are Hexagons

Turtle & Tortoise Shells

Snowflakes

Buttercups & other six petal flowers

Made with Honey:

Mead – an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water and sometime additions of spices, fruits, hops or grains.

Tej or Ethiopian Honey Wine

Cleopatra’s Milk & Honey Bath

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Saturn’s North Pole, a naturally occuring Hexagon.

Honeybee Symbolism & as a Spirit Animal

The Honeybee symbolizes community, personal power, and the brightness of the sun. The Honeybee is a reminder to trust in Miracles. The Honeybee is the Spirit Animal of all whose greatest wish, is to live together in harmony.

In Ancient Egypt the Honeybee was the symbol of  royalty, wealth and power. This comes from the legend that bees were born of the tears of the Sun God, Ra. Essene Priests were referred to as ‘bees’ because of their constant, tireless devotion to maintaining the community.

If a bee is in your house, it symbolizes a visit from someone, possibly a stranger.

If the Honeybee is your Totem Animal, you have a tireless work ethic, are of a selfless nature and  you have a strong sense of community, togetherness and focus. You  are proficient, efficient, productive, optimistic, and fruitful in all aspects of life.

With the Honeybee  as your Spirit Animal, focus, patience, and perseverance, are virtues you inherit from the Honeybee. Honeybees are here to bring the message of life’s secrets, showing you how to get the job done. Pay careful attention to the Honeybee, they speak, but very softly.

If the Honeybee comes up in a reading, regarding a specific situation, it is here to tell you to let forgiveness and compassion be the top priority in dealing with that situation.

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Honeybee Facts

The Honeybee is a miracle in and of itself, as it should not be able to fly, as their wings are too small for their bodies. Honeybees fly using rapid wing beat and flap their wings 230 times every second.

Honeybees have been around for millions of years.

Honey bees, scientifically also known as Apis Mellifera – “honey-carrying bee”, are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators.

Honey is the only insect produced food consumed by humans.

Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains ‘pinocembrin’,  which is a natural an antioxidant associated with improved brain function.

A hive of Honeybees will travel 90,000 miles to collect 1K of honey.

Honeybees visit between 50-100 flowers during one trip.

A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.

Each honey bee colony has a unique odor for members’ identification.

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Save The Honeybees!

Why save the Honeybees? Because our biodiversity, as well as our eco system depend upon the Honeybee. WIthout Honeybees over 80%of the food we eat would disappear.

Eat honey to support the Honeybee, they keep Mother Earth in bloom, don’t put them out of business.

Honeybees are essential to maintaining life on this planet.

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