Taken from wikipedia.org
The Beehive is a woman's hairstyle that resembles a beehive; it is also known as the B-52, for its similarity to the bulbous nose of the B-52 Stratofortress bomber. It originated in the USA in 1958 as one of a variety of elaborately teased and lacquered versions of "big hair" that developed from earlier pageboy and bouffant styles. The beehive style was highly popular throughout the 1960s, particularly in the United States and other Western countries, and remains an enduring symbol of 1960s kitsch.
Taken from about.com
Culturally, the beehive still retains the rebellious significance it had in the 1950s and the 1960s, particularly because it is an unpopular hairstyle. Amy Winehouse, a popular singer, induced much curiosity (and part of her fame could be attributed to her atypical style) by sporting massively teased and hairsprayed beehives. She blends this with clothing to create a pinup-punk sort of style, bridging the rebellious culture of more than 50 years ago with today's rebellious culture.
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I have heard of horror stories of having a beehive. They may be urban legends, but the just the idea makes me shudder. If you haven't heard the urband legend, the story supposedly is young women would not wash their hair for days, and even put fresh dough in their hair to keep the height and bump going without washing. I've heard maggots, spiders, and even rodents living in the hair overtime. I don't think it can ever happen. Actually, I think it can happen to her.