The field-flowers told of the good spirit who watched above them, and the birds sang of the same kind little Elf bringing soft moss for their nests, and food for their hungry young ones; while all around the hive
had grown fairer since the Fairy came.
The safety of the Hive is the highest thing I've ever heard of.
The workers chew them (they are useless unchewed) into the all-supporting, all-embracing Wax of the Hive.
The old Queen was trying to tell what she had been told of the Bee Master's dealings with an infected hive in the apiary, two or three seasons ago; and, of course, from her point of view the affair was as important as the Day of Judgment.
One albino, for instance, divided the number of pounds of honey in stock by the number of bees in the Hive, and proved that if every bee only gathered honey for seven and three quarter minutes a day, she would have the rest of the time to herself, and could accompany the drones on their mating flights.
Though Napoleon at that time, in 1812, was more convinced than ever that it depended on him, verser (ou ne pas verser) le sang de ses peuples*- as Alexander expressed it in the last letter he wrote him- he had never been so much in the grip of inevitable laws, which compelled him, while thinking that he was acting on his own volition, to perform for the hive
life- that is to say, for history- whatever had to be performed.
If the hive
be disturbed by rash and stupid hands, instead of honey it will yield us bees.
You can't let him in for a ghastly thing like opening a hive.
She inserted in the fire-chamber a handful of the cotton-waste and set fire to it; then with a preliminary puff or two of the bellows to make sure that the conflagration had not gone out, she aimed the nozzle at the front door of the hive.
She seated herself beside the hive and began to loosen the outside section.
Bees, too,--strange to say, --had thought it worth their while to come hither, possibly from the range of hives
beside some farm-house miles away.
They have here multitudes of bees of various kinds; some are tame, like ours, and form their combs in hives
He leant back against the hives, and with upturned face made observations on the stars, whose cold pulses were beating amid the black hollows above, in serene dissociation from these two wisps of human life.
She made him a sort of nest in front of the hives, in such a manner that he could not fall, and, taking the reins into her own hands, jogged on as before.
With no longer a companion to distract her, Tess fell more deeply into reverie than ever, her back leaning against the hives.