bee bread


a mixture of pollen and honey stored by bees and fed to their young.

before 900; Middle English be bred, Old English. See bee1, bread Unabridged
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beebread (ˈbiːˌbrɛd)
Also called: ambrosia a mixture of pollen and nectar prepared by worker bees and fed to the larvae

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Main Entry:  bee bread1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the pollen or a mixture of honey and pollen collected by bees as food for their young; also written bee-bread
Example:  Bee bread is the food for most larvae and bees.
Etymology:  1657
Main Entry:  bee bread2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a honeycomb with honey in it
Example:  We do not often see bee-bread in these days, because we have given Miss Apis little wooden frames for her honeycomb.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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