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

Examples of beekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To get that type of insight, a relationship must exist with the person who harvests the wax—the beekeeper. Maria Geyman, Vogue, "A New Generation of Beeswax Candle-Makers Are Innovating the Ancient Art," 2 Oct. 2020 The designer used the Kenzo touchstone of the safari or the trek, and reinterpreted the sand dust visor as a netted beekeeper's mask. Thomas Adamson, Star Tribune, "Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show," 30 Sep. 2020 An aide suddenly appeared on the screen in her beekeeper’s garb. Lorrie Moore, The New Yorker, "Face Time," 21 Sep. 2020 Data from the sensor is sent via the cloud to ApisProtect's HQ in Cork, Ireland, where the data is processed, analyzed and then sent back to the beekeeper. Adrian Lydon, CNN, "How smart tech could help save the world's honey bees," 18 Sep. 2020 Pence is more hands-on, though there is a day-to-day beekeeper, the facility’s horticulturist, Derrick Williams. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Bee's knees: Karen Pence already has 80,000 'votes' for a second term," 11 Sep. 2020 The best way to learn about the makeup of your honey and how it’s been handled is to talk to the beekeeper, for example at your local farmer’s market. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "5 Health Benefits of Honey, According to a Nutritionist," 28 Aug. 2020 Aaron Paul, Sophia Bush and longtime beekeeper Jennifer Garner. Emily Hilton, The Hollywood Reporter, "Amid Pandemic, Chris Hemsworth, Sophia Bush and More Turn to Beekeeping: "It's the Most Calming Experience"," 15 Aug. 2020 While checking his hives this June, master beekeeper Joseph Zgurzynski discovered something highly unusual. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "This rare, mutant honeybee is both male and female," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of beekeeper

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beekeeper was in 1783

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24 Oct 2020

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“Beekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of beekeeper

: a person who raises bees

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