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a hive of activity

A bustling or busy place. On Fridays, the school is only a hive of activity until 3:00 PM—then, everyone rushes out to start their weekend.
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hive off

To separate someone or something from someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hive" and "off." I think we need to hive this group off into another homeroom—there's just too many kids in here.
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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.
The pair scooped up any living bees and attempted to patch up the surviving hives after the attack, which took place over the new year.
Purpose is something you identify only by watching hives over time.
In 2015, three queen bees and three hives including more than 30,000 bees were stolen just a stone's throw away, near Cemaes.
Moreover, the bee hives can also damage your ceiling and walls that may result into major home repairing.
In this regard, Wright (2003) emphasized the importance of maintaining balances between the volume of hives used with the population size of colonies, their population dynamics and amount of stored food at different seasons.
They then worked through the week to remove the bees and relocated them to empty bee hives.
While removing that hive, the group was then approached by a patient who said she thought there was another hive on the other side of the hospital, in the unit testing patients' ability to drive.
It is believed between 25,000 to 30,000 bees were killed when the man-made hive went up in flames.
When you see those wild hives in the trees on your property, that's your opportunity for free bees.
Hive is built on an internet technology foundation to enable a news internet first approach, breaking news to publish first on internet.
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.