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If a queen bee were crossed with a Friesian bull, would not the land flow with milk and honey?
Oliver St. John

Meaning of "queen bee" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN BEE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN BEE

noun
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Queen bee is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUEEN BEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

queen bee

Queen bee

The term queen bee is typically used to refer to an adult, mated female that lives in a honey bee colony or hive; she is usually the mother of most, if not all, the bees in the hive. The queens are developed from larvae selected by worker bees and specially fed in order to become sexually mature. There is normally only one adult, mated queen in a hive, in which case the bees will usually follow and fiercely protect her. The term "queen bee" can be more generally applied to any dominant reproductive female in a colony of a eusocial bee species other than honey bees.

Definition of queen bee in the English dictionary

The definition of queen bee in the dictionary is the fertile female bee in a hive. Other definition of queen bee is a woman in a position of dominance or ascendancy over her peers or associates.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEEN BEE

queen consort
queen dowager
Queen Elizabeth Islands
queen it
Queen Mab
Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Range
queen mother
queen of puddings
Queen of Sheba
queen olive
queen post
queen regent
queen regnant
Queen Street Farmer
queen substance

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN BEE

busy bee
carpenter bee
cuckoo bee
hive bee
killer bee
leafcutter bee
mason bee
mining bee
sewing bee
spelling bee
worker bee
working bee

Synonyms and antonyms of queen bee in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «queen bee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN BEE

Find out the translation of queen bee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of queen bee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «queen bee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蜂王
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abeja reina
570 millions of speakers

English

queen bee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी मधुमक्खी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ملكة النحل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пчелиная матка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abelha rainha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী মৌমাছি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

reine des abeilles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ratu lebah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bienenkönigin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王バチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕벌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu tawon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nữ hoàng ong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி தேனீ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणी माशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçe arı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ape regina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Queen Bee
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Бджолина матка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

regina de albine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βασίλισσα μέλισσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koningin bee
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bidrottning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Queen Bee
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queen bee

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN BEE»

The term «queen bee» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.683 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about queen bee

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QUOTES WITH «QUEEN BEE»

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Oliver St. John
If a queen bee were crossed with a Friesian bull, would not the land flow with milk and honey?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN BEE»

Discover the use of queen bee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queen bee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive ...
This book will help you understand how your daughter’s relationship with friends and cliques sets the stage for other intimate relationships as she grows and guides her when she has tougher choices to make about intimacy, drinking and ...
Rosalind Wiseman, 2009
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Queen Bee
After getting her special powers under control over the summer in order to be just one of the crowd at her new middle school, Haley gets the surprise of her life when another student with very similar powers, Alexa Harmon, makes her ...
Chynna Clugston-Major, 2008
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Queen Bee: Discover Your Feminine Power
By showing how to utilize her animal instincts--intuition, brains, and innate strengths--"Queen Bee" can put new buzz into any woman's life.
Valerie Khoo, 2002
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Queen Bee
With the police on her trail, and a District Attorney out to get her, they notoriously named her the "Queen Bee." As this shocking fictional tale takes unpredictable twists and turns, what will be Darlene's fate?
O. G. Wise Man, Keith Young, 2006
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Queen Bee
Essence, the twenty-eight-year-old controlling, ghetto fabulous owner of the Queen Bee strip club, sets out to destroy two of her best dancers, Destiny and Brazil, when they threaten her power and status, and sleep with her man.
Mark Anthony, 2011
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Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Coping with the Parents, ...
In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace.
Rosalind Wiseman, Elizabeth Rapoport, 2006
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Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross
“Quite simply one of the best books of the year.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Ben Downing’s Queen Bee of Tuscany brings an extraordinary Victorian back to life.
Ben Downing, 2013
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Queen Bee
During the course of this romance the heroine grows to maturity and accepts responsibilities.
Emily Hallin, 1988
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Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Difficult ...
Explores how fierce social competition among parents can affect a child's life, offering helpful advice on when to step in and out of a child's conflicts with others; analyzing the impact on a child of how a parent handles risky behavior, ...
Rosalind Wiseman, 2007
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Phonics Tales: Queen Bee's Scream (Long E)
Unlock the door to reading success with this read-aloud storybook that teaches key phonics skills including short and long vowels, vowel pairs, blends, diagraphs, and more.
Scholastic, Inc., Scholastic, 1948

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN BEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term queen bee is used in the context of the following news items.
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Asian queen bee capable of causing agricultural disaster lost in the …
However the queen bee of the pack was nowhere to be found and the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries say they need to find her ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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The stereotype of the 'queen bee' female executive is losing its sting
One of the most enduring stereotypes in the American workplace is that of the "queen bee": the executive female who, at best, doesn't help the women below her ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Bees before budget: Alabama Legislature gives respect to queen
A queen bee is seen in the center of a hive at Taber's Honey Bee Genetics near Vacaville, Calif., Wednesday, April 28, 2004. Taber's is one of about 20 ... «AL.com, Jun 15»
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Here's Where to Snag Beyoncé's Queen Bee Sweatshirt
The good news: The Queen Bee dictionary sweatshirt Beyoncé posted pics in this weekend has been identified. The bad news: It's completely sold out. «StyleCaster, May 15»
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Found: Where to Buy Beyoncé's Queen Bee Sweatshirt
Lest we forget (not that we could with all the buzz she's generated lately), Beyoncé is sending us all a reminder who reigns. Queen Bey is Queen Bee. The pop ... «Elle.com, May 15»
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Lil' Kim Launching 'The Queen Bee' Reality TV Show [VIDEO]
The veteran rapper posted a video on YouTube today (May 13), detailing plans for her reality show, The Queen Bee. The program will follow the “Crush On You” ... «The BoomBox, May 15»
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Queen honey bee one step closer to being Alabama's agricultural …
A queen bee is seen in the center of a hive at Taber's Honey Bee Genetics near Vacaville, Calif., Wednesday, April 28, 2004. Taber's is one of about 20 ... «AL.com, Apr 15»
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Legislation would give queen honey bee 'her rightful place in …
A queen bee is seen in the center of a hive at Taber's Honey Bee Genetics near Vacaville, Calif., Wednesday, April 28, 2004. Taber's is one of about 20 ... «AL.com, Apr 15»
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Sevier County teen proud to be queen bee at 2015 Spelling Bee
Ever since Caitlyn has been spelling her way to success by winning school and county spelling bees; most recently the regional spelling bee she has been ... «Local 8 Now, Mar 15»
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Beyonce's Beyhive Sting Raven-Symone Over Lil Kim 'Queen Bee
According to VIBE, the Beyhive took issue with Raven-Symone calling Kim the Queen Bee and using the hashtag #Beehive and began attacking the former ... «The BoomBox, Mar 15»

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