I was wondering what does it mean to kick over a beehive. Sample:
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
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Kick over means exactly that, to topple something by giving it a kick. If you do that to a beehive, you won't get the honey you're after, but you will get an angry swarm of bees looking to sting you.
So if you want something from people, maybe it's better not to stir up bad feelings. If you do, you won't achieve your aim, but it's likely you'll have angry people ready to attack you.
"Kick over" is defined thus in Macmillan Dictionary.
kick over the traces to behave badly, or to do things that other people do not approve of Therefore the usage is fine in "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.''