Definition of apiary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪpɪəri/

noun (plural apiaries)

A place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives.
Example sentences
  • This year Greg is endeavoring to add to his apiary by catching a wild swarm.
  • All the honey bees in the apiary have long since been Africanized.
  • Before applying insecticides hazardous to bees, operators should check with the Consolidated Farm Service Agency to locate apiaries.



Example sentences
  • The Moore Honeyhouse is a new addition to an apiarian smallholding near the top of Little Terrapin Mountain in North Carolina.
  • Even his apiarian neighbours were asked for help, providing him with bees and bee-hives.
  • It is considered to be a leader and one of the greatest ambassador of the apiarian industry.


Pronunciation: /ˈeɪpiərɪst/
Example sentences
  • The question is whether the apiarists should be allowed to use public land for the purpose of farming an introduced animal.
  • Growers are very dependent on the skill of the apiarists, who bring along hives full of bees just at the stage when they have need of lots of pollen to feed their brood.
  • Like most budding apiarists, my first concern was to avoid getting stung.


Mid 17th century: from Latin apiarium, from apis 'bee'.

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