bee·keep·er | \ˈbē-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of beekeeper 

: a person who raises bees

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beekeeping \ˈbē-ˌkē-piŋ \ noun

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But the price has gone up five-fold, and beekeepers like Miller are getting paid to truck their bees to California to pollinate crops there, mostly almonds. Seth Borenstein, The Seattle Times, "Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America’s bee hot spot," 2 July 2018 In a recent study conducted a few years ago, research showed that the average age of beekeepers is around 60, and that most are men. Noor Brara, Vogue, "How One Social Media-Savvy Beekeeper Is Changing the Face of Honey—and Saving Bees at the Same Time," 1 June 2018 At pollination time, commercial beekeepers provide truckloads of European honeybees, Apis mellifera, which are not native to North America. Bailey Bischoff, The Christian Science Monitor, "In San Francisco, hotels welcome bees as honored guests," 26 Mar. 2018 Some local beekeepers found the sight of red bees flying in the sunset strangely beautiful. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life," 17 Apr. 2018 Pendergast Food Market will include four produce vendors, two local beekeepers, a few egg producers, assorted small bakers and a salsa vendor. azcentral, "AZ Memo: UA's de Kooning painting on Jeopardy; New farmers market debuts; Randy Johnson's PV mansion price drops and more," 6 Apr. 2018 Enjoy the marvels of a living beehive provided by beekeeper David Pease, who will be on hand to answer questions on beekeeping and offer samples of local raw honey. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 2 July 2018 Shannon said people shouldn't be scared to call beekeepers, even on nights and weekends. Stacey Henson, ajc, "Why a Florida homeowner regrets killing thousands of swarming honey bees," 26 June 2018 But the beekeeper will have to finish ahead of several other serious Democratic candidates on Tuesday to do so, including Harder, former Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueno, and former Modesto School Board member Sue Zwahlen. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "California Democrats won't have a lot of cash after Tuesday's congressional primaries," 2 June 2018

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1783, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who raises bees

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