busy bee

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Noun1.busy bee - an alert and energetic personbusy bee - an alert and energetic person  
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
goffer, gopher - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
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Pinocchio reaches the Island of the Busy Bees and finds the Fairy once more
After walking a half hour, he came to a small country called the Land of the Busy Bees.
Well, I've tried to say "HOW DOTH THE LITTLE BUSY BEE," but it all came different
The little busy bee,' said Miss Monflathers, drawing herself up,
In childhood, I had always been accustomed to regard him with a feeling of reverential awe - but lately, even now, surmounted, for, though he had a fatherly kindness for the well-behaved, he was a strict disciplinarian, and had often sternly reproved our juvenile failings and peccadilloes; and moreover, in those days, whenever he called upon our parents, we had to stand up before him, and say our catechism, or repeat, 'How doth the little busy bee,' or some other hymn, or - worse than all - be questioned about his last text, and the heads of the discourse, which we never could remember.
In fact, this busy bee had a verdict to get to-morrow, against evidence, and was improving the shining hours in setting snares for the gentlemen of the jury.
Long, quiet days she spent, not lonely nor idle, for her little world was peopled with imaginary friends, and she was by nature a busy bee.
He didn't at all see why the busy bee should be proposed as a model to him; he supposed the bee liked to make honey, or he wouldn't do it-- nobody asked him.
The very thing he was in the act of doing one cold day, when the last drowsy sound of Twelve o'clock, just struck, was humming like a melodious monster of a Bee, and not by any means a busy bee, all through the steeple!
Only let me make the tea first, John; and then I'll help you with the parcels, like a busy bee.
from Ysgol Cynfran Llysfaen Corey aged 3 dressed as The Gruffalo enjoying the snow James aged 3 as Woody from Toy Story Sonny dressed as a firefighter and Theo at the Busy Bees Playgroup in Flint Macauley age 5.
Elliot, aged three, showed Mayor Councillor Stephen Cross, Mayoress Councillor Christine Cross, all the exciting activities and fun on offer at Busy Bees nursery in Chase Meadow Square.