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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Flow Hive, developed by second- and third-generation beekeepers, suggests these five steps to help the important pollinators. 1: Put the sprays away: Pesticides are recognized as one of the leading threats to pollinators worldwide. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "How fish are helping grow basil and more at a Wasilla farm," 15 Aug. 2019 But that solitude is disrupted when a family of nomadic beekeepers arrive, seeking honey to sell. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The gorgeous documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper is in theaters.," 26 July 2019 Pollination income for commercial beekeepers increased 8% to reach $302 million in 2018, according to the USDA. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Bee thieves find sweet rewards in California's almond groves," 27 June 2019 Enjoy the marvels of a living beehive provided by local beekeeper David Pease, who will be on hand to answer questions on beekeeping and offer samples of local raw honey., "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 19 June 2019 In just three months, more than 500 million bees were found dead by beekeepers in four Brazilian states — 400 million in Rio Grande do Sul, 7 million in São Paulo, 50 million in Santa Catarina and 45 million in Mato Grosso do Sul. Claudia Harmata,, "500 Million Bees Have Died in Brazil in 3 Months — and It Could Hurt the Food Supply," 22 Aug. 2019 Prybyla recommends befriending your local beekeepers and buying honey and honey byproducts directly from them. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Seven simple things you can do to save the bees on National Honeybee Day," 17 Aug. 2019 Hatidze Muratova is the last beekeeper in Macedonia, who lives on a quiet, secluded mountain and cares for her elderly mother. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The gorgeous documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper is in theaters.," 26 July 2019 The beekeeper, Jean Marc Labonte, told reporters the crooks made off with 180 hives worth an estimated $200,000. Lucas Foglia, National Geographic, "Beekeepers hit hard by thefts of hives," 3 May 2019

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1783, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who raises bees

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