apiculture

[ey-pi-kuhl-cher]

Origin of apiculture

1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + culture
Related formsa·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivea·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for apiculture

Historical Examples of apiculture

  • IT is not my intention to write a treatise on apiculture, or on practical bee-keeping.

    The Life of the Bee

    Maurice Maeterlinck

  • And thus, in a few years, the methods of apiculture underwent a radical change.

    The Life of the Bee

    Maurice Maeterlinck

  • Finally he produced woodcuts and engravings so perfect that to this day they serve to illustrate many books on apiculture.

    The Life of the Bee

    Maurice Maeterlinck

  • But the enumeration of such procedures belongs rather to technical treatises on apiculture, and would take us too far.

    The Life of the Bee

    Maurice Maeterlinck

  • In the practice of apiculture these secondary and tertiary swarms are always returned to the mother-hive.

    The Life of the Bee

    Maurice Maeterlinck


British Dictionary definitions for apiculture

apiculture

noun
  1. the breeding and care of bees
Derived Formsapicultural, adjectiveapiculturist, noun

Word Origin for apiculture

C19: from Latin apis bee + culture
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