beehive is an enclosed structure man-made in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young. Though the word beehive is commonly used to describe the nest of any bee colony, scientific and professional literature distinguishes nest from hiveNest is used to discuss colonies which house themselves in natural or artificial cavities or are hanging and exposed. Hive is used to describe an artificial, man-made structure to house a honey bee nest. Several species of Apis live in colonies, but for honey production the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) and the eastern honey bee (Apis cerana) are the main species kept in hives.

Origin of name
"Elsewhere, Indra and other devas are leaping in ecstasy, crying, Jaya Prabhu Gauracandra! Jaya Nityananda! The birds sitting on the branches of the trees are calling out, Gaura! Nitai! Large black bees are humming everywhere in the flower gardens, intoxicated by drinking gaura-nama-rasa, the liquid essence of the holy name of Gaura. Prakrti-devi (the goddess of nature) is maddened with gaurarasa and diffusing her magnificent radiance everywhere. This is wonderful! I have seen Sri Mayapura in broad daylight many times, but I have never beheld anything like this before. What am I seeing?" - from the third chapter of jaiva-dharma, “naimittika-dharma is to be reliquished”

  • Black Bees EST. 2006

  • Plant-based since November 2007

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