The Native Bee Symbol symbolizes honesty and willingness to serve the community above all. In Northwest Coast Cultures, Masked Bee Dancers are often intended to be amusing during dances. The dancer with the Bee Mask would dance around and touch other dancers and people with their sharp barbs or stingers. The individuals stung by the bees during their dance would often be compensated for the stings, by receiving special small gifts given during the potlatches.
Native Art - The Bee Symbol
Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery sells Bee Symbol prints, Native American Jewelry, Bee Native carvings, Bee ceremonial masks, gold and silver bracelets and bentwood boxes, all inspired by the Bee Symbol.
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