Bees


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Bees

See also insects.

a person who tends bees.
a beehive or collection of beehives. — apiarian, adj.
the art and science of beekeeping. — apiculturist, n.
an abnormal love of bees.
a specialty within entomology that studies honeybees. — apiologist, n.
an intense fear of bees. Also called melissophobia.
Rare. apiology. — melittologist, n.
References in classic literature ?
We'll work like bees, and love it too, see if we don't," said Jo.
For a mo- ment he had thought the tree must be the home of a swarm of bees.
There was no sound but the high, singsong buzz of wild bees and the sunny gurgle of the water underneath.
There was the hum of bees, and the musky odor of pinks filled the air.
During the momentous hour that succeeded, the encampment resembled a hive of troubled bees, who only awaited the appearance and example of their leader to take some distant and momentous flight.
Yet, late as it now was, there still arose a pleasant hum out of one or two of the squash-blossoms, in the depths ofwich these bees were plying their golden labor.
Upon this, the seamen rushed to the yard-arms, as in swarming-time the bees rush to the boughs.
It was like the murmuring of the bees in the spring, the whisperings of the forest; it suggested endless activity, the rumblings of a world in motion.
And he said if a man owned a beehive and that man died, the bees must be told about it before sun-up next morning, or else the bees would all weaken down and quit work and die.
The balmy sum- mer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knit- ting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
Now, my little friend, while the sun drinks the dew--while all the flowers in this old garden awake and expand, and the birds fetch their young ones' breakfast out of the Thornfield, and the early bees do their first spell of work--I'll put a case to you, which you must endeavour to suppose your own: but first, look at me, and tell me you are at ease, and not fearing that I err in detaining you, or that you err in staying.
He said the pleasantest manner of spending a hot July day was lying from morning till evening on a bank of heath in the middle of the moors, with the bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly.