- 1a black and yellow flying insect that can sting. Bees live in large groups and make honey (= a sweet sticky substance that is good to eat) a swarm of bees a bee sting Bees were buzzing in the clover. see also beehive, beeswax, bumblebee, queen bee
- 2 a meeting in a group where people combine work, competition, and pleasure a sewing bee see also spelling bee Idioms
an excellent person or thing She thinks she's the bee's knees (= she has a very high opinion of herself).
the bee's knees(informal)(old-fashioned)jump to other results
to think or talk about something all the time, and to think that it is very important Our teacher has a bee in his bonnet about punctuation.
have a bee in your bonnet (about something)(informal)jump to other results