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  1. a mixture of pollen and honey stored by bees and fed to their young.
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Origin of beebread

before 900; Middle English be bred, Old English. See bee1, bread
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Examples from the Web for bee-bread

Historical Examples of bee-bread

  • Experiment showing the importance of bee-bread to a colony, 90.

    Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee

    L. L. Langstroth

  • And yet, while the jar is open, the precious Bee-bread is exposed to accidents.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre

  • I had some honey, a great deal of bee-bread and old black comb.

  • Besides honey and bee-bread two other substances are found in beehives.

    Animal Intelligence

    George J. Romanes

  • But she is storing up the wax under her stomach, and bee-bread in her thighs—for whom?

    Madam How and Lady Why

    Charles Kingsley

British Dictionary definitions for bee-bread


  1. a mixture of pollen and nectar prepared by worker bees and fed to the larvaeAlso called: ambrosia
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