The women's wing was a beehive of activity.
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.
The chronological centre of the great beehive tombs seems to be slightly lower.
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.
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 Beehive (so called from the shape of its cone), the Grand and the Lone Star throw up columns to a height of Zoo ft.
Inside are the beehive-shaped huts of the household.
Other discoveries at Tiryns were a beehive tomb, perfectly preserved and used throughout the classical period, some pottery vases which bear painted inscriptions in characters said to be derived from the Cretan script, and an accidental find of Mycenaean treasure in 1915 by a labourer employed in the agricultural school.
Two beehive tombs, said to be Early Minoan, were found near Phaistos.
The " beehive cluster " Praesepe in Cancer is an example of an easily resolved cluster composed of fairly bright stars.