bee·​keep·​er | \ ˈbē-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce beekeeper (audio) \

Definition of beekeeper

: a person who raises bees

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beekeeping \ ˈbē-​ˌkē-​piŋ How to pronounce beekeeping (audio) \ noun

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The bees were collected and later brought to the home of a bee-removal specialist, who will then distribute them to beekeepers and macadamia farms. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Bees swarm airplane engine at South African airport, delay multiple flights," 27 Sep. 2018 His parents were farmers, beekeepers and merchants. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Bernard Milch, Holocaust Survivor, Founded Firm to Equip Coin Laundries," 18 Jan. 2019 Sensors connected to the Internet could monitor the temperature 24/7, allowing beekeepers to act as soon as a problem arises. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "3 IU grads run business with a buzz to save the bees," 20 Apr. 2018 Proceeds from the Bee Sting pie, made with sopressata, mozzarella, and local honey, benefit the local beekeepers association. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Road Trip: 5 Days from New Orleans to Houston," 19 July 2018 For the second day in a row, thousands of bees swarmed a tree in downtown Portsmouth, N.H. Tuesday, prompting local beekeepers to rescue them again. Alana Levene,, "What’s all the buzz? Bees swarm Portsmouth, N.H., tree for second day in a row," 13 June 2018 About 500 beekeepers are registered in Florida’s Panhandle, with more than 1.2 billion bees in their colonies, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Jennifer Kay, The Seattle Times, "Hurricane Michael could sour Florida’s tupelo honey harvest," 22 Oct. 2018 Resident beekeepers can now be found at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and at Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley's plush spa retreat. Cristina Mueller, Town & Country, "Beauty and the Bees," 6 Dec. 2012 Brunswick beekeepers, Laura and Mike Cantrell added a new beehive to the historical society farm recently and the bees are active and, so far, healthy. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "There's a buzz about the new residents at the farm: Whit & whimsey," 27 Apr. 2018

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1783, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who raises bees

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