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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beehivenoun

    any workplace where people are very busy

  2. beehive, hivenoun

    a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees; as in a hollow tree

  3. beehivenoun

    a hairdo resembling a beehive

  4. beehive, hivenoun

    a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees


  1. beehivenoun

    An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis) live and raise their young.

  2. beehivenoun

    A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.

  3. beehivenoun

    Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.

  4. beehivenoun

    A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer.

  5. beehivenoun

    A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.

  6. Beehivenoun

    A 12-13 year old participant in the Young Women organization of the LDS Church.

  7. Beehivenoun

    The common name for the executive wing of the New Zealand parliament buildings.

  8. Beehivenoun

    New Zealand government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beehivenoun

    a hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively


  1. Beehive

    A beehive is an enclosed structure in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young. Natural beehives are naturally occurring structures occupied by honeybee colonies, such as hollowed-out trees, while domesticated honeybees live in man-made beehives, often in an apiary. These man-made structures are typically referred to as "beehives". Several species of Apis live in hives, but only the western honey bee and the eastern honey bee are domesticated by humans. A natural beehive is comparable to a bird's nest built with a purpose to protect the dweller. The beehive's internal structure is a densely-packed group of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb. The bees use the cells to store food and to house the "brood". Artificial beehives serve several purposes: production of honey, pollination of nearby crops, housing supply bees for apitherapy treatment, as safe havens for bees in an attempt to mitigate the effects of colony collapse disorder, and to keep bees as pets. Artificial hives are commonly transported so that bees can pollinate crops in other areas. A number of patents have been issued for beehive designs.

Editors Contribution

  1. beehive

    A type of structure for bees.

    The beehive was so important to the beekeeper.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beehive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beehive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of beehive in a Sentence

  1. Trevor Tauzer:

    For every $210 paid to rent a beehive, we put close to that much into it the whole year feeding the bees because of drought. We do all the health checks, which is labor-intensive, and we pay our workers full benefits.

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    very close or connected in space or time
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