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.
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How to use apiary in a sentence
Food-minded tourists can experience the wide range of bee products not only at dining establishments, but also at the apiaries themselves.The secret to healthy honey bees is hiding in Slovenia | Megan Zhang / Saveur | January 17, 2022 | Popular-Science
Sidi has had more exposure than his neighbors to the corrupting power of money and soon becomes a vigilante in both political and apiary terms, journeying to a nearby city to find answers about what’s going on with his hives and his village.
Ray Olivarez knew this much, but he still expected a routine visit when he drove to his apiary in California’s Central Valley one brisk midwinter afternoon in 2016.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town | Andrew Zaleski | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
He came to the Waldorf two years ago from a hotel in Toronto, where he ran a similar rooftop garden and apiary.
Observations multiplied ad nauseam have taught me where to find the males and where the females in this apiary.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
At first I liked to sit for hours in the apiary all alone and listen to their humming for hours together.The Man-Wolf and Other Tales | Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
If there are no small trees near the apiary, place bushes, upon which the bees will usually light, when they come out.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
In the apiary it was so comfortable, so pleasant, so warm, so free!A Russian Proprietor | Lyof N. Tolstoi
I have not yet forgotten the first apiary I saw, where I learned to love the bees.The Life of the Bee | Maurice Maeterlinck
British Dictionary definitions for apiary
a place where bees are kept, usually in beehives
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