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noun as in honey-making, stinging insect

noun as in collective task

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Experts suggest that at best, a workplace with no interaction between siloed groups—creative with finance, for example—can make people feel more like worker bees.

Then the team estimated what percentage of the yield native bees were adding — versus just doing what honeybees would have done anyway.

On hot days, for instance, it releases higher levels of thymol — amounts that might harm bees.

In such mass attacks, hornets bite the heads off adult bees.

Worker ants and bees can be nonreproductive members of social-colony “superorganisms.”

It features a young girl at a spelling bee who is asked to spell “Hagan.”

How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?

In an ad called “Spelling Bee,” a young child spells “Pryor” as “O-B-A-M-A,” to which the judge says, “Close enough.”

Certainly there are some Asians who have gleefully embraced the image of being the diligent worker bee.

If someone put a gun to your head and said, ‘Find the Bee Gees in 30 seconds,’ you could do it.

About an hour after resuming their walk, the major went off in hot pursuit of an enormous bee, which he saw humming round a bush.

But like the bee, while impelled by an instinct that makes it search for sugar, it sucks in therewith its solid sustenance.

I am not quite certain that the bee does exactly do this; but it is just the kind of thing that the bee is likely to do.

When he first worked her she had the old bee-but boiler, 24 feet in diameter.

Such a "bee" as that was had never before buzzed on that mountain, even though this was by no means the first one known there.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bee, such as: bumblebee, drone, honey bee, killer bee, and queen bee.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.