api·​a·​rist | \ ˈā-pē-ə-rist How to pronounce apiarist (audio) , -pē-ˌer-ist \

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Recent Examples on the Web In the mid–20th century, after apiarists brought European colonies to Asia, the mite found its new host. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "Breeders toughen up bees to resist deadly mites," 25 July 2019 A decade ago a mysterious phenomenon called colony-collapse disorder, in which worker bees deserted hives for no apparent reason, struck apiarists in Europe and America. The Economist, "Stopping bees swapping hives keeps disease down and productivity up," 22 June 2019 Torres said apiarists should report thefts to authorities immediately and be vigilant to protect themselves against crime. Lucas Foglia, National Geographic, "Beekeepers hit hard by thefts of hives," 3 May 2019 Mike Hansen, the state apiarist who oversees commercial bee inspections, said unofficial estimates of the number of people in Michigan with beehives on rooftops and in backyards range from about 3,000 to 10,000. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "One hive at a time, backyard beekeepers try saving Detroit, the world," 14 Mar. 2018 Michigan — which, used to have strict bee regulations before the early 1990s — doesn't track urban and suburban beekeepers, who are known in the industry as apiarists. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "One hive at a time, backyard beekeepers try saving Detroit, the world," 14 Mar. 2018 Intel researcher Lily Mummert, a backyard apiarist, built a tracking tool that could identify bees coming and going from her own hive. Alexis Madrigal, WIRED, "Insect Character Recognition: Computers See Bees Like We Can’t," 1 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of apiarist

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apiarist

apiary + -ist entry 1

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“Apiarist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiarist. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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