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hive of activity

Fig. a location where things are very busy. The hotel lobby was a hive of activity each morning. During the holidays, the shopping center is a hive of activity.
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hive off

To set something apart from a group: The CEO hived off the department into another division. The police academy hived the new recruits off during orientation.
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If a bee is out of the hive when a storm rolls in, it will seek shelter until the rain lessens and it's safe to fly home.
We've been picking the bees up and putting them in the hives.
Bees move in a steady and purposeful way both to and from the hive.
A BEEKEEPER is offering a PS250 reward for information that may lead to the recovery of 40,000 bees that were stolen from his hive.
10146; Most important, he should be trained and expert in killing and removing the bee hives.
Generally, information on nest volume limits, bee spaces and dimensions of brood cells are important factors in developing and adopting movable frame hives suitable to the biology and ecology of any honeybee race.
Abigaile said: "When she told us, we thought to ourselves 'no, there can't be another one of these hives over there - it's impossible for two to have been in the same building so close to one another.
The group, who often help with bees in people's homes, arrived back in Cardiff yesterday to remove the second hive, which is estimated to have a population of around 50,000 bees.
Mr McVeigh revealed the second hive has been moved away but it will return to a different area of the site and be protected with security cameras and a gate.
Wild genetics may even hold the key to overcoming Colony Collapse Disorder--that infamous condition emptying hives by the thousands across the country.
Media Backbone Hive is constructed around a Hyper Convergent Node platform offering state of the art security, resilience and scalability.
Apis mellifera Langstroth hives used in the experiment had uniform characteristics concerning brood amount (60% of brood area) and estimated number of foragers (around 40,000 individuals).
The yobs discovered hives set up by a community project involving schoolkids, housing bees first developed by a monk at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, where the infamous tonic wine is made.
The site was reasonably flat, well drained and protected from hazardous natural wind which could blow off the hives.
The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder, in which bees abandon their hives over the winter and eventually die.