hive away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hive away keep or lay aside for future use "store grain for the winter","The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
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Usage

In literature:

Every spring the queen comes out of the hive and flies away with one of her sons and marries him.
"What Is Man? And Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You don't see them now, or the ones that used to hive away in their own houses with some strange notion or other.
"The Country of the Pointed Firs" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The queen bee was taken away, but the hive went on.
"The English Constitution" by Walter Bagehot
When satisfied, she flew away and returned to the hive.
"The Life of the Bee" by Maurice Maeterlinck
Fust man I'd come to, I'd thrash away de flies, and dey'd rise, dey would, like bees roun' a hive.
"Harriet, The Moses of Her People" by Sarah H. Bradford
By-and-by all the bees flew away into the hive after their queen, and no one was stung.
"Woodside" by Caroline Hadley
They guard the doorway of the hive, too, and turn away the robbers who sometimes come to steal their honey.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Into this little cage the bees push the pollen, then fly swiftly away toward the hive.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Coonie watched very closely and saw one boy run up to the hive, give it a quick poke, and then scamper away.
"Hazel Squirrel and Other Stories" by Howard B. Famous
The bees have no stings, but they are very brave, and will drive away the ordinary bee from their hives.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
I do not know of a single improved hive which does not aim at entirely doing away with the old-fashioned plan of killing the bees.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
Are from their hives, and houses, driven away.
"English Synonyms and Antonyms" by James Champlin Fernald
The bees came and buzzed and sucked honey and flew away with it to their hives.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
It seemed that the whole hive of workers must have broken forth to capture and carry away Venison's honey-box.
"The Puddleford Papers," by H. H. Riley
Ulenspiegel did not at all fancy being thus carted away in a hive.
"The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere" by Charles de Coster
That would seem to indicate that the hive could not be very far away.
"Rocky Mountain Boys" by St. George Rathborne
The flowers shivered themselves away to nothing, the bees took to staying in the hive all day.
"The Sun's Babies" by Edith Howes
But outside the hive, away from the home, all this changes; they no longer appear to know one another.
"The Children's Life of the Bee" by Maurice Maeterlinck
He had turned his face away from Nuova to stare intently at the opening of the hive.
"Nuova" by Vernon Kellogg
And so the days came and the days passed away, and year in and year out, the old Corner still stood the centre of a busy hive.
"The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877" by George Stewart
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In poetry:

This is another kind of sweetness
Shaped like a bee-hive:
This is the hive the bees have lefts
It is from this clover-heap
They took away the honey
For the other hive!
"Hay-Cock" by Hilda Conkling
Tell it to the bees, lest they
Umbrage take and fly away,
That the dearest boy is dead,
Who went singing, blithe and dear,
By the golden hives last year.
Curly-head, ah, curly-head!
"Telling the Bees: (For Edward Tennant)" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Hanover police Lt Dwayne Smith said Wednesday that a neighbor spotted two people loading the hives into a van over the weekend while the owner was away.
The ordinance would have required beekeepers to keep all hives at least 25 feet away from building and roads.
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