Apache Beehive is a Java Application Framework designed to make the development of Java EE based applications quicker and easier. It makes use of various open-source projects at Apache like XMLBeans. It leverages the latest innovations in Java 5 which includes JSR-175 which is a facility for annotating fields, methods and classes so that they can be treated in special ways by runtime tools. It builds on the framework developed for BEA Systems Weblogic Workshop for its 8.1 series. BEA later decided to donate the code to Apache, so that a wider audience could get an opportunity to use Beehive.
Apache Beehive Popularity Over Time