In God’s Word, bees and honey represent fulfillment, prosperity, success, and peace. Thus, the disappearance of bees from Earth could—and should—be seen as a curse of foreboding: where there is no honey, there is no satisfaction, and no peace. On the way to the promised land, after He had brought Israel out of slavery in Egypt, several times God promised them a land flowing with milk and honey: “But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I Am The LORD your God, which have separated you from other people (Leviticus 20:24).” So that Promised Land must have been full of bees, for without bees, there can be no honey.
This promise is repeated in Exodus 3:17, 33:3; Leviticus 2:11; Numbers 14:8, 16:13–14; Deuteronomy 6:3, 8:8, 11:9, 26:9, 27:3, 31:20; and many more. Moreover, honey is seen throughout Scripture as a synonym for wealth and contentment. “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb (Psalm 19:10).” But as the nation fell into sin, the promise of honey was taken away. “Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands . . . (Ezekiel 20:15).”
By the New Testament, with Israel in political servitude to Rome, honey is only mentioned as feeding John the Baptist who did not live in