- 1 [Zool] abeja (f) to keep bees criar* abejas, dedicarse* a la apicultura as busy as a bee they've been as busy as bees, getting the dinner ready han estado atareadísimos, preparando la cena you have been a busy little bee, haven't you? ¡cómo has trabajado! like bees around a honey pot [colloquial/familiar] como moscas en la miel to have a bee in one's bonnet about sth [colloquial/familiar] tener* monomanía con algo, tener* algo metido entre ceja y ceja to think one is the bee's knees [colloquial/familiar] creerse* lo máximo or el no va más [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 (social gathering) (esp AmE) círculo (m) sewing bee círculo de costura
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