beekeeper

noun

bee·​keep·​er ˈbē-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce beekeeper (audio)
: a person who raises bees
beekeeping noun

Examples of beekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And when humans and bees — many, many bees, like 20,000 or more — meet in unexpected places, that’s usually when beekeepers are called in. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 Travelers and locals visit to collect the flowers to make oil, and beekeepers camp in the middle of this natural tapestry with their tents to wait for the arrival of the bees. Alberto Piernas Medina, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Dec. 2023 Kranz, who is a residential beekeeper himself, said that McDonald’s assistance in creating the city’s urban agriculture ordinance in 2016 was invaluable. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2024 Owner Leslie Gonzalez comes from a family of beekeepers. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for beekeeper 

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Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beekeeper was in 1783

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“Beekeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beekeeper. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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beekeeper

noun
bee·​keep·​er ˈbē-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce beekeeper (audio)
: a person who raises bees
beekeeping noun

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