The feminine power in Nature is represented by the hive. The symbol of a hollow vessel holding nourishment or sustenance links with Mother Earth. The old belief that one told one's sorrows to the bees still manifests in dreams today. Any hive may represent the activity that is needed to get ourselves out of a situation. The hive usually represents an area of work where there is considerable industry and activity going on, and where the best use is made of all possible resources. To dream of being near a hive can represent the effort that is needed to be made to create fertility - or fertile situations - for ourselves. The hive can also represent protective motherhood within the everyday world. Consult the entry for Bee/Beehive to enhance your understanding of your dream.