From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
beebee /biː/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 bee.jpg HBIa black and yellow flying insect that makes honey and can sting you a swarm of bees a bee sting bumblebee2 have a bee in your bonnet (about something)3 sewing/quilting etc bee4 a busy bee5 be the bee’s knees spelling bee, → the birds and the bees at bird(3)
Examples from the Corpus
beeShe trailed around the room picking up beer bottles, looking oddly like a bee with broken wings.In the spring these plants would unfurl tiny pink bell-like flowers that attract bees.And they are at far higher risk of death from bees, wasps and snakes than from sharks.A review of the honey bees is flanked by a fascinating description of the less well known bumble bees.It was like bees round a honey pot.Blame it on the lightless conspiracy of bee life, a secret guarded by ten thousand fanatically loyal, armed soldiers.The dance of the bees has a repertoire of wiggles and tilts and speeds.In 1994, according to our census, they made up 15 percent of the bee population.
Origin bee Old English beo