bee2 (def 1).
- Bee bread
a mixture of pollen and honey stored by bees and fed to their young. Historical Examples That is pollen, or bee bread, and the bees are very fond of it. Little Busybodies Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody noun a mixture of pollen and nectar prepared by worker bees and fed to the larvae Also […]
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 […]