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hive bee

another name for a honeybee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • The wild bees are a constant source of interest, much more so than the hive bee, which is so extremely regular in its ways.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • It is very sweet, like that of the hive bee, but a little darker in colour and much less in quantity.

    The Gamekeeper at Home Richard Jefferies
  • There ought to be honey in the honeysuckle, but I have never seen the hive bee make any attempt to get it.

    A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
  • In consequence of this the swarming habits belong exclusively to the ants and hive bee.

    Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants Edward Saunders
  • Take it altogether, the hive bee appears comparatively free of parasites.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • They can sting pretty severely, but I do not think they are so ready to use their defensive weapon as a wasp or hive bee is.

    Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants Edward Saunders
  • For recent controversy on parthenogenesis in the hive bee, see J. Prez, Ann.

  • The hive bee, the most communal in habit, shows the highest traits of intelligent activity.

    Man And His Ancestor Charles Morris

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