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Beehive

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 5 pounds. The term derives from Cockney rhyming slang: beehive rhymes with five.
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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.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
And he said if a man owned a beehive and that man died, the bees must be told about it before sun-up next morning, or else the bees would all weaken down and quit work and die.
The site's southern section contains graves similar to the ones found in Umm Al Nar, while in the northern half, the graves look like beehives and date back to 3,000BC.
In order to save the rest of his beehives, the farmer was advised to relocate it to another area to prevent future raids by the bear.
Andrew said the research would also include finding out about the rules and regulations governing where beehives can be placed and talking to property owners and shop managers to find out if they are interested in taking part.
This record will enable you to notice trends or patterns that are happening with your beehives.