- a place in which a colony or colonies of bees are kept, as a stand or shed for beehives or a bee house containing a number of beehives.
Origin of apiary
Examples from the Web for apiary
He came to the Waldorf two years ago from a hotel in Toronto, where he ran a similar rooftop garden and apiary.Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives
August 3, 2013
Proper condition of an Apiary at close of honey season, 321.
In this country at least, it seems to be the most certain reliance of the Apiary.
In the Apiary of one of his parishioners, five swarms lit in one mass.
So with the output of the hennery, the apiary, the blacksmith-shop in the place.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
Never did apiary have a finer outlook or more rugged surroundings.Expository Writing
Mervin James Curl
- a place where bees are kept, usually in beehives
Word Origin and History for apiary
1650s, from Latin apiarium "beehouse, beehive," neuter of apiarius "of bees," from apis "bee," a mystery word unrelated to any similar words in other Indo-European languages. A borrowing from Semitic has been proposed.