Definition of 'bee'

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The team followed 91 honey bee colonies which were exposed to up to 93 different pesticides. The Sun (2016)It just goes to show that busy bees don't always make honey and chasing the news can be bad for investors' money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The moment we walked in together the men were like bees to honey. The Sun (2015)Will the bees get through my socks? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They work in many situations and bees love them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is not the only contribution bees make to mankind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or how to ease a bee sting? The Sun (2013)There was also a bewildering episode when he insisted on keeping bees on the garage roof. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Otherwise they may sneer at the bees in our bonnets. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do they also have jumble sales and spelling bees? Times, Sunday Times (2013)And keeping just one hive of bees is a step along the way. The Sun (2011)She then calls on the bee to bring honey and restore him. Crowley, Vivianne Phoenix From the Flame (1994)But her saucy buzzing hints only led to me getting a bee costume. The Sun (2012)The result was no apples for us and many bees have starved. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How this time the butterfly has to stop floating so the bee can sting. The Sun (2016)It used to be accepted that anyone can keep bees on their own land. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My dad has a bee in his bonnet about buying a place abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Leave the large helpings of honey for the bees! Stewart, Dr Alan & Stewart, Maryon The Vitality Diet (1990)She is a very busy bee. The Sun (2015)Make a solitary bee box, and grow roses and wisteria. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What a pair of busy bees they've been. The Sun (2015)This is more than a bee in one man's bonnet. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They wait until a solitary bee visits and then grab hold and hitch a ride to the bee's nest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If bees and insects have to crawl into tiny spaces to reach the pollen, chances are it will suit your garden. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Trying to help the beleaguered bee and insect population after last summer's washout we left a section of our grass to grow long this year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'bee'

British English: bee /biː/ NOUN
A bee is an insect with a yellow-and-black striped body that makes a buzzing noise as it flies. Bees make honey.
A bee buzzed in the flowers.
  • American English: bee
  • Arabic: نَحْلَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: abelha
  • Chinese: 蜜蜂
  • Croatian: pčela
  • Czech: včela
  • Danish: bi
  • Dutch: bij insect
  • European Spanish: abeja
  • Finnish: mehiläinen
  • French: abeille
  • German: Biene
  • Greek: μέλισσα
  • Italian: ape
  • Japanese: ハチ 昆虫
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: bie
  • Polish: pszczoła
  • European Portuguese: abelha
  • Romanian: albină
  • Russian: пчела
  • Spanish: abeja
  • Swedish: bi
  • Thai: ผึ้ง
  • Turkish: arı
  • Ukrainian: бджола
  • Vietnamese: con ong


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