a mixture of pollen and honey stored by bees and fed to their young.
That is pollen, or bee bread, and the bees are very fond of it.
Little Busybodies Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
a mixture of pollen and nectar prepared by worker bees and fed to the larvae Also called ambrosia
a honeycomb with honey in it
We do not often see bee-bread in these days, because we have given Miss Apis little wooden frames for her honeycomb.
a mixture of pollen and honey stored by bees and fed to their young. Historical Examples The whole ends with a vivid but very comic representation of the avid consumption of the honey and beebread. The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan The worker must now forage for pollen or “beebread” and nectar from flowers. […]
Sir Thomas, 1879–1961, English conductor and impresario. Historical Examples This was what Mr. and Mrs. Beecham asked each other with their eyes—and there was a pause. Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant “Well, there’s truth in that,” said Mr. Beecham, pulling up his shirt-collar. Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant Such was the flock which had invited […]
any of several colorful birds of the family Meropidae, of the Old World tropics, that feed on bees and other insects. Historical Examples A toad is discovered near the hives, and forthwith he is executed as a bee-eater. Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained M. Quinby Beewolf—that is, bee-eater—is the German name for the woodpecker. Traditions, Superstitions […]
a yeoman of the English royal guard or a warder of the Tower of London. Informal. an Englishman. a person who eats beef. Historical Examples So they would have stood forever, if the beefeater hadn’t come in and commanded them, in the queen’s name, to drop their weapons. The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson […]