- 1A beehive.More example sentences
- In addition, nonhumans would own what they build, such as hives and nests.
- Move slowly, especially through overhanging vegetation and brush, to avoid disturbing nests and hives.
- If you overwinter your hive, don't harvest all the honey from the hive.
- 1.1The bees in a hive.More example sentences
- The fly then emerges from its host, ready to infect other members of the hive.
- Still the pod drew nearer to the hive and risked entering the swarm.
- The state has 440,000 bee hives and beekeepers from other states drive their hives in each year to supplement them.
- 1.2A thing that has the domed shape of a beehive.More example sentences
- So, we have put the nuc into a full-size hive and are crossing our fingers.
- As if to literalize the longing of the title, a breathtakingly extended axle-like element joins a towering wheel to a tall woven hive shape.
- 2A place in which people are busily occupied: the kitchen became a hive of activityMore example sentences
- Irish roads are a hive of activity as family members crisscross the countryside en route to family events.
- With the work complete just over a year ago, Airfield opened to the public and is now a hive of activity.
- A lot of people now don't bother going down to the communal area, when before it used to be a hive of life.
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- 1Place (bees) in a hive.More example sentences
- However, in getting the bees hived, one may be charged with trespassing.
- However the bees hived over it have never seemed to thrive, and always appeared less active when compared to the other swarms hived at the same time.
- 1.1 [no object] (Of bees) enter a hive.More example sentences
- I have bees hiving between the siding and the studs by our side door.
- According to legend, the invading Tibetans were set upon by bees hiving in the nearby woods.
hive something off
- chiefly British (Especially in business) separate something from a larger group or organization, especially from public to private ownership: the weekly magazine hived off by the BBCMore example sentences
- A showpiece leisure centre and concert venue opened just 10 years ago in York could be flattened as part of a plan to hive it off to the private sector.
- The authority's Building Maintenance Service is to be hived off to the Kier Group.
- I hope the FA will look at their rules with a view to strengthening them to prevent their assets being hived off and sold in a property deal.
Old English hȳf, of Germanic origin.
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