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bee in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeebee /biː/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 bee.jpg HBIa black and yellow flying insect that makes honey and can sting you 🔊 a swarm of bees 🔊 a bee sting → bumblebee2 → have a bee in your bonnet (about something)3 → sewing/quilting etc bee4 → a busy bee5 → be the bee’s knees → spelling bee, → the birds and the bees at bird(3)
Examples from the Corpus
bee• She trailed around the room picking up beer bottles, looking oddly like a bee with broken wings.• In the spring these plants would unfurl tiny pink bell-like flowers that attract bees.• And they are at far higher risk of death from bees, wasps and snakes than from sharks.• A review of the honey bees is flanked by a fascinating description of the less well known bumble bees.• It was like bees round a honey pot.• Blame it on the lightless conspiracy of bee life, a secret guarded by ten thousand fanatically loyal, armed soldiers.• The dance of the bees has a repertoire of wiggles and tilts and speeds.• In 1994, according to our census, they made up 15 percent of the bee population.