or hon·ey bee
Origin of honeybee
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Examples from the Web for honeybee
The federal government plans to spend up to $80 million to fund research in connection with honeybee depopulation syndrome.The Caviar of Condiments Under Threat
September 15, 2009
The honeybee, though abundant in the foothills, has not yet got so high.My First Summer in the Sierra
"Or maybe she wasn't a honeybee at all," I suggested, gloomily.The Jonathan Papers
Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
Now it so happened, that the notion was by no means displeasing to Mr. Honeybee.
Honeybee left her with Fanny, and then came downstairs again to smoke.
Honeybee's good-nature by this time was giving out; but he controlled himself.
- any of various social honey-producing bees of the genus Apis, esp A. mellifera, which has been widely domesticated as a source of honey and beeswaxAlso called: hive bee
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