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.
Positively, bees may reflect a wish to catch up on work or work harder.
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.
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.
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.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a bee riding on the back of a lizard. In waking life he was annoyed with having to work overtime with a very scary job.
Example 2: A young girl dreamed about her mother being stung in the chest by bees and dying. In waking life she discovered her mother having serious chest pains and needed to be taken to the hospital. The bees stinging and killing her mother may have reflected how annoyed she felt with having to deal with the stress of taking her mother to the hospital while also fearing her mother dying.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing bees. In waking life he felt he was being lazy and needing to increase his work load to catch up.