from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The raising and care of bees for commercial or agricultural purposes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The keeping and maintenance of bees for commercial reasons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Rearing of bees for their honey and wax.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rearing of bees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
Latin apis, bee + culture.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin apis ("bee") + culture (Wiktionary)