Do you run away or freeze in place when you see a bee? Do you avoid planting flowers to try to keep bees away from your property? If so, you are not alone. Apiphobia, or the fear of bees, is one of the most common animal phobias. The fear of bees is often, though not always, caused by a bee sting. In some cases, however, pop culture or even mainstream media may be to blame. Learn more about this common fear here.