hive

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hive

1. a structure in which social bees live and rear their young
2. a colony of social bees

What does it mean when you dream about a hive?

The hive is a symbol of industriousness and teamwork. If stung by a bee or many bees, one needs to either get to work or slack off from overworking (being “busy a bee”).

hive

[hīv]
(agriculture)
References in classic literature ?
Fred, whose hopes had been raised when George had been disinherited, thought himself infamously swindled by the old merchant, and for some time made as if he would break off the match altogether.
If I had done it as alleged, should I have left that unguarded place which that false and wicked witness against me so infamously deposed to?
It's nearly impossible to know, as you pass the courtyard and begin to stroll through its hivelike spaces, what you'll find around each corner.