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 for BE
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BEE. The name of a well known insect.
       2. Bees are considered ferae naturae while unreclaimed; and they are 
  not more subjects of property while in their natural state, than the birds 
  which have their nests on the tree of an individual. 3 Binn. R. 546 5 Sm. & 
  Marsh. 333. This agrees with the Roman law. Inst. 2 1, 14; Dig. 41, 1, 5, 2; 
  7 Johns. Rep. 16; 2 Bl. Com. 392 Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Coop. Justin. 458. 
       3. In New York it has been decided that bees in a tree belong, to the 
  owner of the soil, while unreclaimed. When they have been reclaimed, and the 
  owner can identify them, they belong to him, and not to the owner of the 
  soil. 15 Wend. R. 550. See 1 Cowen, R. 243. 

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