verb (used with object), hived, hiv·ing.
verb (used without object), hived, hiv·ing.
Origin of hive
Examples from the Web for hiving
The manner of hiving them must be regulated chiefly by the places upon which they alight.A Description of the Bar-and-Frame-Hive|W. Augustus Munn
As I had everything ready from the day before I was soon in shape to attend to the hiving.
They require attention only when swarming, and hiving a swarm is interesting rather than troublesome.
Borlase, in his Antiquities of Cornwall, p. 168, tells us of another strange practice in the hiving of Bees.
I often have them begin to cluster near the ground, very conveniently for hiving.Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained|M. Quinby
Word Origin for hive
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.