the bees in a hive.
a thing that has the domed shape of a beehive.
a place in which people are busily occupied:
the kitchen became a hive of activity.
place (bees) in a hive.
(of bees) enter a hive.
An artificial nest provided by bee-keepers for honey-bees (Apis mellifera in the West and in Africa; A. cerana in parts of Asia
) and for some stingless bees (Melipona species) in South America
, arrive, chive, Clive, connive, contrive, deprive, dive, drive, five, gyve, hive, I've, jive, live, MI5, revive, rive, shrive, skive, strive, survive, swive, thrive
•skydive • swan dive • nosedive
•swallow dive • scuba-dive • Argive
•beehive • archive
Artificial nest provided by beekeepers for honey-bees (Apis mellifera
in the West and in Africa; A. cerana
in parts of Asia
), and for some stingless bees (Melipona
species) in S. America.
a beehive; the bees in a hive. The expression hive something off
, meaning separate something from a larger group or organization, derives originally from the idea of moving off in a swarm, like bees separating from their original group.
a beehive; an extremely busy place.
Examples: hive of bees, 1583; of Roman liars, 1864; of mankind, 1839; of oysters, 1882.