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apiculture

[ey-pi-kuhl-cher] /ˈeɪ pɪˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
beekeeping, especially on a commercial scale for the sale of honey.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Latin api(s) bee + culture
Related forms
apicultural, adjective
apiculturist, noun
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Examples for apiculture
  • On the other hand, honey is a valuable commodity, so apiculture might prove a profitable sideline for farmers.
British Dictionary definitions for apiculture

apiculture

/ˈeɪpɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the breeding and care of bees
Derived Forms
apicultural, adjective
apiculturist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin apis bee + culture
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