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hive bee

  1. another name for a honeybee
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Historical Examples of hive bee

  • They are smaller than the English hive-bee, and have no sting.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • In any case, the Mason-bee's sting is far less painful than that of the Hive-bee.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre

  • That observable in those of the hive-bee has been before noticed.

  • We are, it is true, told very curious things about the Hive-bee.

  • Besides, the well-known story of the Hive-bee should make us wary of rejecting paradoxical suppositions.

    More Hunting Wasps

    J. Henri Fabre