- a gum tree, hollowed especially by decay, in which bees live or from which hives are made.
- a beehive.
Origin of bee gum
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for bee gum
Well, I am going back for a bee-gum I saw in a fence corner.The Prodigal Judge
It was a very useless thing, and foolish too, to be throwing a cat into a bee-gum; for this was nothing else.The Memories of Fifty Years
William H. Sparks
Them two boys will fight a bee-gum o' sucklin' wildcats—tooth and toe-nail.In Happy Valley