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apiculture

Line breaks: api|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪpɪˌkʌltʃə
 
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Definition of apiculture in English:

noun

Technical term for beekeeping.
Example sentences
  • ‘Another reason the apiculture industry here is shrinking so fast is because some bee farmers are unwilling to accept physical hardship as they did before,’ he said.
  • The Report says that apiculture is the third largest industry after mining and tourism.
  • He holds a master of science degree in apiculture.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin apis 'bee' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

Derivatives

apicultural

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • However, preliminary genetic analyses showed offspring admixture was probably caused by apicultural drift (beekeepers' term for the change of hive or colony).
  • When these procedures are not performed, the products shall be kept away from the bees and any contact with apicultural equipment and products must be prevented.
  • The organic production process of apicultural products is certified by IMO (Institute For Market Ecology) which is a Suiz certification company.

apiculturist

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃərɪst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Be it parasites or disease, the apiculturist has a plethora of tools at their disposal.
  • Subsequently, over the course of a five year program, 1500 new apiculturists will be trained in the raising of beehives and in the production of high quality honey.
  • On kibbutzes and farms, apiculturists produce more than 3,500 tons of honey annually from 90,000 beehives, according to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics.

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