- a hive of or for bees, esp., a box or other shelter for a colony of domesticated bees, in which they make and store honey
- a place of great activity
- a woman's hairdo in which the hair is worn teased on top of the head, resembling a domed beehive
- A hive for bees.
- A very busy place.
- A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is arranged in a tall, rounded peak on top of the head.
- An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis) live and raise their young.
- A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
- (figuratively) Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
- A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer. Also, a style of hat.
- A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
- (Mormonism) A 12-13 year old participant in the Young Women organization of the LDS Church.
- Glass mixtures containing lead are melted in covered, beehive-shaped crucibles holding from 12 to 18 cwt.
- Their huts are usually beehive-shaped, with a single apartment, low narrow door, and no chimney.
- The women's wing was a beehive of activity.
- Some of the rock chambers originally intended for tombs were afterwards converted, perhaps under pressure of necessity, into habitations, as in the case of the so-called " Prison of Socrates," which consists of three chambers horizontally excavated and a small round apartment of the " beehive " type.
- THOLOS (06Xos), the term given in Greek architecture to a circular building, with or without a peristyle; the earliest examples are those of the beehive tombs at Mycenae and in other parts of Greece, which were covered by domes built in horizontal courses of masonry.