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bee

Pronunciation: /biː/

Translation of bee in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Zoology/Zoología] abeja (feminine) 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 [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Even accounting for native bee pollinators, honeybees still do most of the pollinating of fruits and vegetables in your garden.
    • As with any type of wasp, bee, or yellow jacket, please exercise care to avoid getting stung!
    • Of all the types of bees, honeybees have several advantages as pollinators.
    Example sentences
    • It's an example of self-organizing cooperative behavior, and it's found among ants, bees, and other social insects.
    • So that touching and feeling is a shared characteristic between honey bees and stingless bees.
    • There are over 30,000 species of bees and in most of them the bees live solitary lives.
  • 2 (social gathering) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) círculo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • There will be an emergency quilting bee to make them a wedding quilt tomorrow at the Torger's house, but only certain families are being asked to come.
    • The old-time quilting bee is well remembered, although most quilts were actually solo products.
    • I've been so busy being investigated, preparing for this lynch bee starting tomorrow that I hadn't had an opportunity to…

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