We expect that the wisdom, which he has been hiving up for years, will distil in honeyed sweetness then.
He meant to go as straight as a hiving bee to Marlin and if need be to follow Henderson to the lowlands of Kentucky.
When the negro gets religion he returns directly as a hiving bee to the first instincts of his people.
When the negro gets a religion he returns, directly as a hiving bee, to the first instincts of his people.
I have observed many bees to cluster near the place where the hive stood, but a few hours after hiving, and perish.
Two were lost, the other was followed to a tree, half a mile off; I assisted in cutting the tree, and hiving them.
Borlase, in his Antiquities of Cornwall, p. 168, tells us of another strange practice in the hiving of Bees.
What between hunting, and hiving, and getting the honey to market, I have very little time to long for company.
The hum of talk rose up and filled the hall; it was as if a swarm of bees were hiving.
As I had everything ready from the day before I was soon in shape to attend to the hiving.
making one's home the focus for both social and work life
slang; hiver, n
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.
To understand (1935+ West Point)