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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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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.
For Logica, BT's presence in nearby offices featured strongly in its decision to take accommodation in The Beehive as BT has a seven-year network services contract with Logica.
Linda Burton, regional sales manager for The Beehive, says: "Since opening in April last year, we have enjoyed a steady stream of enquiries from companies keen to be part of our unique workplace.
Jack agreed to call at Beehive Stores and arrange it.
mail from Wilfred Beehive coaches explaining the name.
The project has a link with the site's history - the Beehive Ballroom was the canteen and entertainment venue for Patons and Baldwins textile workers who once occupied the site.
The $184 million Beehive Credit Union has sold its nearly $9 million credit card portfolio to TMG Financial Services.
Caernarfon-based sustainable learning company Beehive Management Development assists business leadership teams to learn and develop.
Beehive Botanicals, Hayward, WI, recently achieved Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification by NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, under new standards established specifically for dietary supplements.
Neither seemed sure they would actually request the style and only Beth, who was set to sport a scruffier version than Carrie-Anne, had seen anyone else sporting the beehive recently.
OVER the years the beehive has been popular with some stylish ladies - Audrey Hepburn, Dusty Springfield and, er, Marge Simpson.