One who keeps an apiary
- a farmer just who keeps bees with their honey
- person who keeps an apiary.
1816; see apiary + -ist.
(n.) One who keeps an apiary.
On the other hand, worker-bees hatched in the autumn will seven months later be strong with the vigour of lusty youth; able to take their full share in the labour of the hive for six weeks or more in the early spring, which is the most critical period in the colony's existence; hence the value to the apiarist of bees hatched in the autumn.