Most often bees refer to gossip, the “buzz.” Have you or has anyone around you been gossiping?
Bees and wasps can also represent someone with “stinging” wounding remarks. Have you or has anyone around you been saying hurtful things? Your dream may be telling it’s time to “exterminate” this behavior.
What painful situation are you dealing with right now? That may be what your dream is connected to.
Less often a bee can refer to being busy and hopefully productive as well.