beekeeping

[bee-kee-ping]
noun
the rearing and breeding of honeybees; apiculture.

Origin:
1830–40; bee1 + keeping

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beekeeper (ˈbiːˌkiːpə)
 
n
a person who keeps bees for their honey; apiarist
 
'beekeeping
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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.
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