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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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Miss Bartlett and Minnie are coming with me to tea at the Beehive.
Tea at the Beehive apparently involved a complete change of apparel.
They reached the Beehive Tavern at about five o'clock.
The tavern sign--a beehive trimmed evenly with bees--creaked in the wind outside as she thanked him.
On my side, I returned to my beehive chair, and set myself down on the sunny side of the court, and fell
When Father Brown reached the house with the beehive and the drowsy dog, a small and neat maid-servant showed him into the dining-room, where Boulnois sat reading by a shaded lamp, exactly as his wife described him.
He had not taken into account the branches, the thorns, the occasional unexpected holes, and he was both warm and dishevelled when he reached the end of it and found himself out in the open within a short distance of what he recognized as beehives.
He was a pale, simple-looking man, of a spare and meagre habit, and sat among his flowers and beehives, smoking his pipe, in the little porch before his door.
In this, the evolution from the beehive style to Umm Al Nar-era cemeteries is apparent.
As the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival in the Yanshui district of Tainan, southwestern Taiwan is coming up in a few days, it's befitting to introduce not only the fireworks festival, but also the charming small town itself as the town is as unmissable as the fireworks festival.
Radio broadcaster and former Beehive Party President Mam Sonando was served a summons last week by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to appear as a witness in relation to a 'treason' case filed against former opposition President Kem Sokha.
Santos has signed a deal to partially fund and run a 3D seismic survey over the exciting, undrilled Beehive prospect, earning the firm a farm-in option for WA-488-P in the Bonaparte basin, off the coast of Western Australia.