What does the word hives mean?

Usage examples for hives

  1. Ere long it breaks away into untrodden paths amidst the busy hives of industry or in the track of the colonizing peoples. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. " Yes," replied Rollo, " I have no doubt he would; bees always make honey in bee- hives." – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  3. The constable's bees inhabited a row of hives in the narrow strip of garden which ran away at the back of the cottage. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes

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