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bee tree

n.
1. Any of various trees, such as certain lindens, having nectar-rich flowers that are especially attractive to bees.
2. A hollow tree in which bees form nests.

bee′ tree`


n.
a hollow tree used by wild bees as a hive, esp. the basswood.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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My head is ringing like a bee tree," said a sullen little voice over their heads, and Mowgli slid down a tree trunk very angry and indignant, adding as he reached the ground: "I come for Bagheera and not for thee, fat old Baloo
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The Bee Tree shares with us the fascinating culture and life of traditional honey gatherers in the rainforests of Malaysia.
Nigel Fleming, president of Birmingham Beekeepers, joined Oddie at the Natural History Museum to celebrate the opening of the historic site's first ever bee tree.
The Bee Tree recounts the legend of Hitam Manis, a servant girl who became transformed into a bee, and tells of the many precautions honey hunters take to avoid being stung (such as collecting honey only on moonless nights, and sending sparks to the ground to lure away guardian bees from the honeycomb), all through the eyes of a young boy being schooled in ancient ways.
But she said her bee tree, which flowers every other year, can reach up to her bedroom window.
A hundred years later, a Bashkirian beekeeper carved his family brand into the trunk, marking it as a bee tree for his grandchildren.
He signalled the gang to follow him and ran right toward the bee tree.
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