- beekeeping, especially on a commercial scale for the sale of honey.
Origin of apiculture
1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + culture
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Examples from the Web for apiculture
IT is not my intention to write a treatise on apiculture, or on practical bee-keeping.
And thus, in a few years, the methods of apiculture underwent a radical change.
Finally he produced woodcuts and engravings so perfect that to this day they serve to illustrate many books on apiculture.
But the enumeration of such procedures belongs rather to technical treatises on apiculture, and would take us too far.
In the practice of apiculture these secondary and tertiary swarms are always returned to the mother-hive.
- the breeding and care of bees
C19: from Latin apis bee + culture
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