- a gathering of farm families or friends to husk corn, usually as part of a celebration or party.
Origin of husking bee
First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for husking bee
The postscript to this letter, too, is flavored with the rude gallantry of the husking-bee.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The corn was gathered into the barn across the road, and a husking-bee gave occasion for mild merrymaking.A Backward Glance at Eighty
Charles A. Murdock
The husking-bee and the quilting-bee afforded sources of much enjoyment.