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/ ˈeɪ piˌɛr i /

noun, plural a·pi·ar·ies.

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

1645–55; < Latin apiārium beehive, equivalent to api(s) bee + -ārium -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for apiary

/ (ˈeɪpɪərɪ) /

noun plural -aries

a place where bees are kept, usually in beehives

Word Origin for apiary

C17: from Latin apiārium from apis bee
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