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Definition of Hive

Hive

  1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.
  2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.
  3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.
  4. To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.
  5. To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.
  6. To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

Hive Quotations

When I heard that the bees were in trouble, the fact that they're disappearing and not coming back to the hive, which is a big issue, since a third of the food we eat comes from plants, I figured you couldn't tell the story of the bees without the story of the flowers and how they basically have evolved together for over 150 years.
Louie Schwartzberg

You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
Jean Cocteau

There is a number among us, young and old, of all sorts almost among us, that swarm up and down towns, and woods, and fields, whose care and work hitherto hath been like bees, only to get honey to their own hive.
Thomas Shepard

I'm proposing a change: love thy worker-bee. Celebrate the ones who toil without complaint, play on a team, construct the hive, produce the honey... executing the plan!
Nancy Lublin

The tools that a society uses to create and maintain itself are as central to human life as a hive is to bee life. Though the hive is not part of any individual bee, it is part of the colony, both shaped by and shaping the lives of its inhabitants.
Clay Shirky
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Hive Translations

hive in German is Bienenstock
hive in Italian is alveare
hive in Norwegian is bikube
hive in Spanish is colmena
hive in Swedish is bikupa
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