Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hives
IPA transcription: [h'aɪvz]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: urtication, urticaria, hives, nettle_rash
    Meaning: an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
Usage examples
  • In one of my hives, was an artificial swarm of the previous year.
  • Two queens may in this way, be made in six hives to furnish all the supernumerary queens which will be wanted in quite a large Apiary.
  • That it did not serve as food for the mature bees, was evident from the fact that large supplies are often found in hives whose inmates have starved to death.
  • Last Spring, I made one queen supply several hives with eggs, so as to keep them strong in numbers while they were constantly engaged in rearing a large number of spare queens.
  • The construction of my hives, permits the flour to be placed, at once, where the bees can take it, without being compelled to waste their time in going out for it, or to suffer for the want of it, when the weather confines them at home.
  • That bees cannot live upon pollen without any honey, is proved by the fact, that large stores of it are often found, in hives whose occupants have died of starvation; that they can live without it, is equally well known; but that the full grown bees make some use of it in connection with honey, for their own nourishment, I believe to be highly probable.