from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who keeps bees, specifically one who cares for and raises bees for commercial or agricultural purposes. Also called beekeeper.

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  • n. beekeeper

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who keeps an apiary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps an apiary; one who keeps bees, or studies the nature of bees; a bee-keeper or bee-master.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a farmer who keeps bees for their honey


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apiary +‎ -ist


  • Parivartan Sharma/Reuters An apiarist collected honey from a beehive in Madalpur village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Wednesday.

    India in Pictures

  • Then there was the case of the agonized apiarist: "My bees have swarmed away from their hive," he or she wrote on a Laurel Canyon email list.

    Jonathan Handel: The Laurel Canyon Goats Are Leaving!

  • Notice this reckless new breed of urban apiarist doesn't even wear a beekeeping suit, which I suppose is the equivalent of riding brakeless.

    Aftermath: The Calm After the Storm

  • They act today in anticipation of tomorrow, says the author, an avid apiarist and a Columbia Business School professor.

    The Wisdom of Bees by Michael O'Malley – review

  • For example, Sherlock Holmes retired to live the life of an apiarist in the Sussex Downs, where he wrote his great work, The Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, before being summoned back to London, in His Last Bow, to help capture the German spy Von Bork.

    The Wisdom of Bees by Michael O'Malley – review

  • An apiarist who happened to be in the area called some other friends and they eventually got the bees back into the hives.

    Herd the Latest?

  • Rothberg was particularly proud about a metagenomics analysis of disappearing honey bees.33 Colony collapse disorder CCD was first reported in 2006, by an apiarist who found hundreds of hives in Florida full of honey and larvae, but deserted.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • Awonderfully detailed articlefrom 2001 on bees and one chemical from this family (imidacloprid) was written by an apiarist on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

    Benn No Buddy to Bees

  • I was gobsmacked to read what a supposedly "artisan" apiarist is recommending people use on the bees in their care.

    Bee-wise or Greed-driven

  • Lots of good beekeeping stuff which I always love as I am a failed apiarist (did the course, never got the hives) and there is the most heart-wrenching parrot's eye view of captivity at the end of the book that restored my faith in a bird which I don't like that much.

    57 entries from March 2007


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  • Holmes did this when he retired to Sussex.

    July 31, 2013