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Bless you, bless you, bonny bee

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The Symbolism of Bees


The words of the Nursery Rhyme associate the bee with weddings.

Mead was obviously a favourite celebratory drink at weddings and the bee was the symbol of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

The bee has always symbolised Royalty and prosperity (probably due to the cluster of worker bees working for the Queen Bee) and was associated with the Egyptian God Ra, the Sun God.

In recent history the Emperor Napoleon used the bee as a symbol on his coronation robes!
 

Bless you, bless you, bonny bee
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Bless you, bless you, bonny bee:
Say, when will your wedding be?
If it be tomorrow day,
Take your wings and fly away.

Bless you, bless you, bonny bee
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

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