meaning of apiary

apiary meaning in General Dictionary

somewhere where bees tend to be kept a stand or shed for bees a beehouse

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  • a shed containing many beehives
  • A place where bees tend to be held; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse.

apiary meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from Latin apiarium "beehouse, beehive," neuter of apiarius "of bees," from apis "bee," a mystery word unrelated to your similar terms in other Indo-European languages. A borrowing from Semitic has-been recommended.


apiary meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A place where bees tend to be kept; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse.


Sentence Examples with the word apiary

In England also, some bee-keepers include queen-rearing as part of their business, while one large apiary on the south coast is exclusively devoted to the rearing of queen bees on the latest scientific system, and to breeding by selection from such races as are most suited to the exceptional climatic conditions of the country.

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