Of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
* 1877 , Elizabeth Anna Hart, Silver wings and golden scales :
* 1950 , Gleanings in bee culture:
- As for bees, we cannot accuse them of silence, as the peculiar buzzing-sound they make in flying, [...] and which is so very agreeable to our ears when its gentle monotony enlivens the calm of the warm summer air, is, we may hope, a cheerful accompaniment to all beely labours, and as pleasant to those who make it as our voices are to us, [...]
- With their countenance' spaces Planned for beely enterprise [...]
In a beely or beelike manner.
* 1965 , Murray Hoyt, The world of bees :
- His effort is to come as near 100 percent as is humanly (and beely ) possible.
Variation of belie.
* 1813 , Matteo Bandello, Joseph Haslewood, Giovanni Boccaccio, Palace of pleasure :
- And were it not that I haue a desire in nothing to beely the author, and lesse will to leaue that which he had wrytten vpon the miserable end [...]
(informal, rare) .
* 1871 , P.J. Malone, “Goethe and Frederica” in The Rural Carolinian II,
* 1887 , Ptolemy Houghton, Hatred Is Akin to Love ,
- It was the sweetest April-time, / And beey -swarms humm’d thro’ the trees, / And Nature’s voice, in silver rhyme, / Received fresh cadence from the bees.
* 1905 , The Bee-Keepers’ Review XVIII,
- Fell backwards into a soft, though rather waspy and beey , bed.
* 2008 , Muncy Christian, The Very Bloody Marys ,
- [Sugar honey] has a peculiarly sweet, spicy, “beey ” flavor that is simply delicious.
- The buzzy, gnatty, beey', mosquitoey sound was back. In fact, it sounded even more buzzy, gnatty, ' beey , mosquitoey than it had before.