from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps honey-bees; an apiarist.


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  • I loved the bit where an equally peculiar couple wandered in: a bee-keeper and paper restorer, looking for someone to fix their television.

    Radio review: The Wireless World of Gerry Wells

  • Dammit, Commie, you screwed up my lame Amish porn joke by posting actual Amish porn before I could post the reference to the girl in the bee-keeper outfit as representing Amish porn.

    BSNYC Product Review: Bicycle Book Shootout!

  • I think I will still continue using honey have a bee-keeper in the family, but I will try the addition of tomato paste and some water.

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  • In "The Council of Drones" a bee-keeper exchanges consciousness with a Queen bee, planning to understand them better.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • In 1965, after receiving a vision involving bees, little Lily Owens Dakota Fanning runs away from her abusive Southern father and into the company of three African-American bee-keeper sisters producing a brand of honey called Black Madonna.

    *The Secret Life of Bees* sings honey-sweet and never stings

  • The surly bee-keeper saved a comb of honey for us, the dairy women had a sip of cream for us, the cowboys showed off for us, riding bull-calves or vaulting an old cow's horns, and the old shepherd Ino showed us how to make piping flutes of oat-straw.


  • A bee-keeper in Quanzhou, Fujian, risked his life by having 120,000 bees crawling all over his body on Monday, becoming the first person in the province to successfully achieve the feat

    Bee-Keeper Achieves New Feat | Impact Lab

  • And one day last summer when working out on a farm all day and having things in my hands most of the time so couldn't even try to shoo the flies from my face, I was forced to resort to hanging muslin over my hat and tying it around my neck like a bee-keeper.

    The worst thing about summer

  • In a complete reversal of his normal role-seeking priorities, Walken has chosen a character who, despite anoutward appearance of berserk, orgiastic hedonism, actually possesses the soul of a retired bee-keeper in the Cotswolds.

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  • A large black hat with a heavy veil, like that of a bee-keeper, completely obscured her face.

    The Vesuvius Club


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