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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There is no evidence to support the less-common practice of adding the activity and stress factors before multiplying by the basal energy expenditure. It may be based on different assumptions about how activity and stress would increase requirements.
The combined cost of activity and thermoregulation was assumed to be equivalent to basal energy expenditure in all groups (Robbins 1993, White 1993) with the concomitant assumption that activity was low when thermal costs were high (e.g., Cuyler and Oritsland 1993).
Mean daily energy expenditure (DEE) was estimated for each subject combining the basal energy expenditure (BEE) according to the Schofield's equation (Schofield et al., 1985), the physical activity level (PAL) of 1.58, which corresponds to the estimated value for 14 to 17 year old Italian boys and includes the energy requirements for growth (Societa Italiana di Nutrizione Umana, 1998), and the estimated energy expenditure for competitive (10 kcal*[kg.sup.-1]*[hour.sup.-1]) and casual, general (7 kcal*[kg.sup.-1]*[hour.sup.-1]) soccer according to the Compendium of Physical Activities (Ainsworth et al., 2000) as follows: