Definitions

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

Etymologies

Latin apis, bee + culture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin apis ("bee") + culture (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Farmers in Tabi struggle to keep up with the pace of that change, seeking alternatives to feed their families, such as apiculture and selling firewood, while women are doing crafts to earn extra money.

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  • As you get to know Al, you learn that in addition to his regard for apiculture, he is also an evangelical Christian.

    American Grace

  • There's lots of lovely symbolism in the processes of apiculture and (more unexpectedly) the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Four BF audios

  • A presentation on the art of apiculture; honey extraction demonstrations by beekeepers of the northern Shenandoah.

    What's Happening in Fauquier County

  • While Megan is ecstatic about her Greenpoint rooftop honeybee hive and especially loves honey, her interest in apiculture stems from her desire to maximize the amount of food she can produce in her 700 square foot Brooklyn backyard.

    Aftermath: The Calm After the Storm

  • "Beekeepers all around the world are noticing their bees dwindle and disappear," says the professor of apiculture and social insects.

    Craig and Marc Kielburger: To Bee or Not To Bee

  • \ "Beekeepers all around the world are noticing their bees dwindle and disappear, \" says the professor of apiculture and social insects.

    Craig and Marc Kielburger: To Bee or Not To Bee

  • For, instead of pumping more money into research on bees and apiculture, DEFRA have actually cut the amount of money allocated to such research: The total budget for research into bee health in this country is now less than £200,000 a year, and DEFRA has recently laid off some of Britain's leading bee scientists and closed down the bee health research centre at Rothamsted in Hertfordshire.

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  • In this book, there are quotations from apiculture books before each chapter, and each and every one of them is related to what the characters are going through.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The museum focuses on the Carniolan bee (prized for its gentleness -- it won't attack humans unless its home is threatened) and local beekeepers who, by the 16th century, had pioneered a form of apiculture in which wooden hives are stacked together in several rows and housed under one roof.

    Buzz on Slovenia Honey

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