bēo-brēad, n.n: royal jelly (‘bee-food’), the glandular secretion of worker bees used to feed larvae; (in some contexts) honeycomb. (BAY-oh-BRAY-ad / ˈbeːɔ-ˌbreːad)

Bees in a bestiary with theological texts, England, c. 1200 – c. 1210. British Library, Royal MS 12 C XIX, f. 45v. From the British Library Medieval Manuscripts blog.

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