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[bee-kee-ping] /ˈbiˌki pɪŋ/
the rearing and breeding of honeybees; apiculture.
Origin of beekeeping
1830-40; bee1 + keeping Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • beekeeping is a great hobby and a fantastic way to get your kids hooked on insects.
  • Not good for non-corporate beekeeping, our declining native bee species, or our common future.
  • The author's family takes up beekeeping only to have their colony nearly killed off.
  • These hives are part of a larger beekeeping movement that's an outgrowth of the local-foods movement.
  • They also have meetings and are a great group to get involved with if you are interested in learning about beekeeping.
  • beekeeping enthusiasts rave about how fascinating this hobby can be.
  • And backyard beekeeping is so popular that local bee guilds have waiting lists hundreds of names long.
  • beekeeping has been fights an influx of cheap, imported honey for a number of years.
  • In addition, the small but vigorous beekeeping industry produces honey, beeswax and other products for direct consumer use.
  • However, it soon became evident that the mites were having a serious impact on beekeeping and spreading faster than predicted.

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