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beekeeper

[bee-kee-per]
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noun
  1. a person who raises honeybees; apiculturist.

Origin of beekeeper

First recorded in 1810–20; bee1 + keeper
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Examples from the Web for beekeeper

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  • What kinds of flowers should the beekeeper provide for his bees?

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • The bees do not fly in the same way, the smell and the sound that meet the beekeeper are not the same.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • The beekeeper opens the lower part of the hive and peers in.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • The beekeeper opens the upper part of the hive and examines the super.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Greenford, near Harrow-on-the-Hill, had quite recently a worthy inhabitant who was a gardener and presumably a beekeeper also.

    In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious

    W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent


British Dictionary definitions for beekeeper

beekeeper

noun
  1. a person who keeps bees for their honey; apiarist
Derived Formsbeekeeping, noun
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