Bee Advice


The Hive by Jo Shapcott

The colony grew in my body all that summer.

The gaps between my bones filled

with honeycomb and my chest

vibrated and hummed. I knew

the brood was healthy, because

the pheromones sang through the hive

and the queen laid a good

two thousand eggs a day.

I smelled of bee bread and royal jelly,

my nails shone with propolis.

I spent my days freeing bees from my hair,

and planting clover and bee sage and

woundwort and teasel and borage.

I was a queendom unto myself.

Collective joy, a wriggle of the bottom, a dance around a sunlit flower, two yellow pollen baskets on its legs, and the sounds of solidarity, aids plant fertilisation and makes healing honey – and thus, bees are critical for Earth’s survival. Cell by cell, liquid gold is produced, the young are safe, and the queen rules.

ADVICE: It may be a time for you to work purposefully and with joy for the benefit of others – for sweetness is the best symbol of solidarity. Know your role and responsibility, and keep everything tidy in its own cell-like space. Be a part of the larger group, and honour the mother and caregiver. But don’t overwork or be overburdened with responsibility: even busy bees need a rest.

“To be successful, one has to be one of three bees – the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.” – Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem



Apoidea superfamily

Social or Solitary




Communicate by waggle dancing

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

REFERENCES: A combination of the following Oracle cards were used (with a dash of my own lifelong learning).

Archangel Animal Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper

L’Oracle du Peuple Animal by Arnaud Riou 

Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer

The Druid Animal Oracle Deck by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm

The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid


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