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BEE. The name of a well known insect.
     2. Bees are considered ferae naturae while unreclaimed; and they are not more subjects of property while in their natural state, than the birds which have their nests on the tree of an individual. 3 Binn. R. 546 5 Sm. & Marsh. 333. This agrees with the Roman law. Inst. 2 1, 14; Dig. 41, 1, 5, 2; 7 Johns. Rep. 16; 2 Bl. Com. 392 Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Coop. Justin. 458.
     3. In New York it has been decided that bees in a tree belong, to the owner of the soil, while unreclaimed. When they have been reclaimed, and the owner can identify them, they belong to him, and not to the owner of the soil. 15 Wend. R. 550. See 1 Cowen, R. 243.

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The discovery sparked the collection of mites infesting populations of the natural host -- Asian hive bees -- from Japan, Korea, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Thailand, India, Sri-Lanka, the Philippines and the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelagos.
They spin a cocoon within the cell and the hive bees cover the cell with a breathable form of beeswax, brown, the color of shopping bag paper.
This nectar is given to the hive bees who swallow it and then regurgitate it into the comb.