bēo-mōder

bēo-mōder, f.n: queen bee (‘bee-mother’). (BAY-oh-MO-der / ˈbeːɔ-ˌmoː-dɛɹ)

bee
Bees in the Worksop Bestiary. England (possibly Lincoln or York), c. 1185. New York, Morgan Library, MS M.81, folio 58r. [ica.themorgan.org]

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