apiarist

noun

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

Examples of apiarist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And to protect their beehives against extreme weather, the nation’s apiarists are turning to innovative solutions – from phone apps to herb gardens to genetics – to keep the buzz alive in Tunisia. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Sep. 2023 Yet the geographic dispersal of apiarists’ beehives has led to another, emerging threat to Tunisia’s honey-makers: crime. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Sep. 2023 Correspondent Martha Teichner asks Downs about her passion for pollinators, and her hope to one day become the state apiarist – Maine's official beekeeper. David Morgan, CBS News, 19 July 2023 Walt Moody, the farm’s apiarist, said a hive was lost this winter. courant.com, 4 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

apiary + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apiarist was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Apiarist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiarist. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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