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


They swarmed round him like hiving bees and hovered about him like butterflies.

Borlase, in his Antiquities of Cornwall, p. 168, tells us of another strange practice in the hiving of Bees.

He meant to go as straight as a hiving bee to Marlin and if need be to follow Henderson to the lowlands of Kentucky.

When the negro gets a religion he returns, directly as a hiving bee, to the first instincts of his people.

When the negro gets religion he returns directly as a hiving bee to the first instincts of his people.

The hum of talk rose up and filled the hall; it was as if a swarm of bees were hiving.

Two were lost, the other was followed to a tree, half a mile off; I assisted in cutting the tree, and hiving them.

What between hunting, and hiving, and getting the honey to market, I have very little time to long for company.

As I had everything ready from the day before I was soon in shape to attend to the hiving.

Once the bees are safely clustered in and on the box there is no rush about hiving them.