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[bee-kee-per] /ˈbiˌki pər/
a person who raises honeybees; apiculturist.
Origin of beekeeper
1810-20; bee1 + keeper Unabridged
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  • As a beekeeper and educator, the answer cannot bee more clear.
  • Most recently, the beekeeper worked with some folks and they made beer from the honey.
  • The beekeeper is held responsible for the cost of any damage or loss.
  • Seasonal is when the beekeeper moves between two or more locations in order to make honey crops.
  • Diagnostic reports are transmitted to both the beekeeper, submitter of the samples and to the appropriate apiary inspectors.
  • Artisan beekeeper who offers local wildflower honey from each of the three floral season.
  • Field trials with a commercial honey beekeeper were conducted using hive materials from the beekeeper.
British Dictionary definitions for beekeeper


a person who keeps bees for their honey; apiarist
Derived Forms
beekeeping, noun
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