apiculture

[ey-pi-kuhl-cher]

noun

beekeeping, especially on a commercial scale for the sale of honey.

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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Related Words for apiculturist

apiarist, apiculturist

British Dictionary definitions for apiculturist

apiculture

noun

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

Word Origin for apiculture

C19: from Latin apis bee + culture
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