Definition of beekeeping in English:

beekeeping

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noun

[mass noun]
  • The occupation of owning and breeding bees for their honey.
    More example sentences
    • It opens at 2.30 and promises to be a fascinating event for anyone interested in bee-keeping and honey production.
    • The province had also attracted investors who were interested in bee-keeping and honey production for export.
    • Mr Britton was a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and his bee-keeping hobby, and honey sales at his gate, earned him the local nickname ‘Mr B, the bee man’.

Derivatives

beekeeper

noun
More example sentences
  • After the hive adventure, I now truly appreciate the effort, from bees and dedicated bee-keepers alike, that goes into the honey I slather on to toast or drizzle over porridge.
  • Mr Gregory, like most bee-keepers, says he has become attached to his bees and greatly enjoys producing the honey.
  • The province boasts 14,000 bee-keepers that on average produce 88 kilogrammes of honey each and a total of 1,000 tonnes of bees wax annually.

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