a hollow tree used by wild bees as a hive, especially the basswood or American linden.
The switching of the brush against the elk’s dun sides startled the little black bear, who was still riffling his bee tree.
The Trail Book Mary Austin
When I first catch sight of a bee tree I am drawn toward it, I know not how.
Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) Various
He knew that black bears have a sweet tooth; and will go miles to rob a bee tree.
Rocky Mountain Boys St. George Rathborne
He told me he had found more than one bee tree just by tracing the sound.
The Pioneer Boys on the Great Lakes Harrison Adams
Smoky began guying me, saying that I was an old bee hunter but it took Smoky to find the first bee tree.
Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
After you get through with the bee tree you must tell me what ‘ros’n ears’ are.
The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
The old man reined in his grey horse and looked toward Oliver and the bee tree.
The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
Though we “had a time” at the bee tree, next night, that made us about square.
The Humors of Falconbridge Jonathan F. Kelley
Messrs. Grayson and Branham found a bee tree, and brought several buckets of delicious honey into camp.
The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
His discovery of a bee tree was what led to the second adventure.
Captain Ted Louis Pendleton
- Bee’s knees
any hymenopterous insect of the superfamily Apoidea, including social and solitary species of several families, as the bumblebees, honeybees, etc. the common honeybee, Apis mellifera. a community social gathering in order to perform some task, engage in a contest, etc.: a sewing bee; a spelling bee; a husking bee. have a bee in one’s bonnet, […]
noun the Beeb, an informal name for BBC Contemporary Examples The beeb flubbed a pedophilia story with a case of mistaken identity. BBC Critics Cry Witch Hunt in Newsnight Child-Abuse Report Peter Jukes November 13, 2012 n. colloquial shortening of B.B.C., attested from 1967.
(Charles) William, 1877–1962, U.S. naturalist, explorer, and writer. Contemporary Examples It was shocking to find out that the rape by Beebe was actually the last one of the night. I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything Liz Seccuro December 15, 2014 Beebe was arrested in January […]
any tree of the genus Fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth gray bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts. Also called beechwood. the wood of such a tree. any member of the plant family Fagaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having alternate, usually toothed or lobed leaves, male flowers in catkins and female flowers […]