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  • nounhoney-making, stinging insect
  • nouncollective task

synonyms for bee

  • bumblebee
  • drone
  • honey bee
  • killer bee
  • queen bee
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How to use bee in a sentence

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.
REMOTE WORKERS WANT TO RE-CREATE THOSE WATERCOOLER MOMENTS, VIRTUALLYTANYA BASUAUGUST 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Then the team estimated what percentage of the yield native bees were adding — versus just doing what honeybees would have done anyway.
WILD BEES ADD ABOUT $1.5 BILLION TO YIELDS FOR JUST SIX U.S. CROPSSUSAN MILIUSAUGUST 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
On hot days, for instance, it releases higher levels of thymol — amounts that might harm bees.
FOR TEENS, BIG PROBLEMS MAY LEAD TO MEANINGFUL RESEARCHCAROLYN WILKEJULY 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
In such mass attacks, hornets bite the heads off adult bees.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘MURDER HORNETS’SUSAN MILIUSJULY 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Worker ants and bees can be nonreproductive members of social-colony “superorganisms.”
WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL? BIOLOGY SEEKS CLUES IN INFORMATION THEORY.JORDANA CEPELEWICZJULY 16, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
These bees were more likely to poke holes in foliage than a bee group buzzing among plants with plentiful flowers.
BUMBLEBEES MAY BITE LEAVES TO SPUR PLANT BLOOMINGSUSAN MILIUSJULY 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
However, she cautions, not all bees exposed to pesticide get a dose as large as the ones in this study.
PESTICIDES CAN HAVE LONG-TERM IMPACT ON BUMBLEBEE LEARNINGALISON PEARCE STEVENSMAY 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
But like the bee, while impelled by an instinct that makes it search for sugar, it sucks in therewith its solid sustenance.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO BEE

  • bee
  • caper
  • changeableness
  • contrariety
  • crotchet
  • fad
  • fancy
  • fickleness
  • fitfulness
  • fool notion
  • freak
  • gag
  • humor
  • impulse
  • inconsistency
  • inconstancy
  • jerk
  • kink
  • mood
  • notion
  • peculiarity
  • perversity
  • put on
  • quirk
  • rib
  • temper
  • thought
  • vagary
  • vein
  • whim
  • whimsy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.