Burt called on his beekeeper pal, who scooped up the bees from the fencepost with his bare hands, and dumped them into a hive.
They also have a greater diversity of plants to feed on than a hive placed near, for example, a giant crop of corn.
This conservative, evangelical megachurch, just outside San Diego, is a hive of activity on a Sunday morning.
Since the mid-19th century, Sicily has been known as a hive of Mafioso activity.
It is late evening, and the entire area is a hive of activity.
Every hotel door was like the vent to a hive—black with comers and goers.
It was the great virtue of the bees that they always drove the drones from the hive.
Well, it will be difficult to get a word out of him, because he is just putting a new swarm into the hive.
Bees at the top of the hive, less belligerent than those at the bottom, 199.
The thin pieces are now slipped into the channels even with the top; it is now ready to go under the hive to be fed.
Old English hyf "beehive," from Proto-Germanic *hufiz (cf. Old Norse hufr "hull of a ship"), from PIE *keup- "round container, bowl" (cf. Sanskrit kupah "hollow, pit, cave," Greek kypellon "cup," Latin cupa "tub, cask, vat"). Figurative sense of "swarming, busy place" is from 1630s. As a verb, of bees, etc., "to form themselves into a hive," c.1400; "to put bees in a hive," mid-15c.
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