noun, plural apiaries.
a place in which a colony or colonies of bees are kept, as a stand or shed for beehives or a bee house containing a number of beehives.

1645–55; < Latin apiārium beehive, equivalent to api(s) bee + -ārium -ary

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apiary (ˈeɪpɪərɪ)
n , pl -aries
a place where bees are kept, usually in beehives
[C17: from Latin apiārium from apis bee]

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Word Origin & History

1650s, from L. apiarium "beehouse, beehive," neut. of apiarius "of bees," from apis "bee," a mystery word unrelated to any similar words in other I.E. languages. Related: Apiarist (1816).
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Example sentences
My friendly contact at the apiary explained that marking involved putting a dot on the queen so she could be more easily spotted.
The department registers all apiary sites in the state.
Place it in a suitable container and remove from the apiary.
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