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Reiko07
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like bees to/round a honeypot

This is the show that attracts computer industry people like bees to a honeypot.
Collins English Dictionary

Question: Some dictionaries say "honeypot" is British English. Is there an AE version of "like bees to a honeypot"?

tautophile
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:29:55 PM
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Nor that I'm aware of.

FWIW, according to Wiktionary, one definition of "honeypot" is (US slang, dated) A romantic pet name; "honey".
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.....bees to a honey-pot


...and a bee with a honey-pot

Reiko07
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tautophile wrote:
Nor that I'm aware of.

FWIW, according to Wiktionary, one definition of "honeypot" is (US slang, dated) A romantic pet name; "honey".


Thanks, tautophile.

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Like bees to honey.
Reiko07
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Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
Like bees to honey.


Thanks, Wilmar.

coag
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This reminded me of honeypotting in the movie Interview.
Islami
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Though "like bees to a honeypot or like bees round a honeypot" is an old phrase but I doubt if bees are attracted to the honey-pot.

Bees are attracted to flowers and collect nectar from them. From this nectar they manufacture honey.

"A thick, golden liquid produced by industrious bees, honey is made using the nectar of flowering plants and is saved inside the beehive for eating during times of scarcity. ... When a honeybee returns to the hive, it passes the nectar to another bee by regurgitating the liquid into the other bee's mouth".

--Wikipedia.
Sarrriesfan
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Islami wrote:
Though "like bees to a honeypot or like bees round a honeypot" is an old phrase but I doubt if bees are attracted to the honey-pot.

Bees are attracted to flowers and collect nectar from them. From this nectar they manufacture honey.

"A thick, golden liquid produced by industrious bees, honey is made using the nectar of flowering plants and is saved inside the beehive for eating during times of scarcity. ... When a honeybee returns to the hive, it passes the nectar to another bee by regurgitating the liquid into the other bee's mouth".

--Wikipedia.


They are attracted to a pot that contains honey which is one of their foods, a honey pot.
Romany
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 7:16:39 AM
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Islami wrote "...I doubt if bees are attracted to the honey-pot.Think ."

Ah! Now that's easily resolved: have a picnic in any garden/field/place there are lots of flowers. Put a pot of honey on the picnic-rug. Then see what happens!Dancing Dancing Dancing
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 10:38:30 AM

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Honey bees are attracted to sugar and nectar.




The following needs attention;

In reply to a question .i.e.Can you attract more bees with honey?


Frederick J. Dunn, Honey Bee Keeper Apiary Manager

Answered April 4, 2018, ·

You’re better off if you want to attract honey bees, by putting out 50/50 sugar water.

Mix 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 cup of warm water, pour it into a bowl, put marbles or pebbles in that bowl to give bees a landing place and you will observe many bees drinking.

When they are drinking sugar water, you can observe them at close range with a much-reduced risk of being stung. They are non-defensive when drinking :)


More info at

https://www.organiclesson.com/attract-bumble-bees-honey-bees/


Still more at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl0o2aytaFE
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 11:56:06 AM

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It is possible to be more attracted to one thing than another but still be attracted to both.

I like a pint of beer and enjoy drinking it, but if someone where to say you can have a pint of Greeneking IPA or a dram of 12 year old Jura Whisky I'd have the waters of life.
TMe
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Good logic.
I agree.

Forget not to inform me, sir Sarrriesfan
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