Definition of German bee
1. Noun. Dark-colored ill-tempered honeybee supposedly of German origin.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of German Bee
Literary usage of German bee
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Alfalfa, Grasshoppers, Bees: Their Relationship: A Report of the Field-work by Samuel John Hunter, A. H. Duff (1899)
"In color they resemble the german bee; in structure, however, ... This bee seems to obtain the good qualities of the german bee and none of the bad. ..."
2. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"There are several races of the Honey Bee, the most common one, at least wild, being the Black or german bee, as this was the first race to be brought to ..."
3. The Bee-keeper's Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"... distribution of the german bee by considering the more vigorous pushing habits of the Germanic races, who not only over-ran and infused life into ..."