a person who keeps an apiary.

1810–20; apiar(y) + -ist

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apiarist (ˈeɪpɪərɪst)
a person who studies or keeps bees

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Example sentences
To arrange a demonstration contact the state apiarist in your area.
Hives are opened by an experienced apiarist and inspector, and examined visually for signs of these pests and diseases.
Each apiarist shall notify the department if the location of an apiary or yard changes after the application has been submitted.
Bauer says it takes a trained apiarist eye to catch and address problems early and avert disaster.
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