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 beekeeper (audio) \ noun

Examples of beekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In July, an NYPD beekeeper removed 10,000 bees from Times Square. Fox News, 1 Sep. 2021 Etienne Tardif, a hobbyist beekeeper based in the Yukon, prefers to collect data on his own to adjust general beekeeping advice and practices for his sub-Arctic location. Allison Lasorda, Scientific American, 31 Aug. 2021 The insect's venom is powerful enough to kill a human through one sting, and its stinger is strong enough the puncture through a beekeeper's suit, the New York Times reports. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 Their stingers are longer than that of a typical wasp and can pierce a beekeeper's protective clothing, the WSDA said. David Williams, CNN, 13 Aug. 2021 Peacock, a beekeeper, fears that her business is lost because the apiary is likely covered in flame retardant and thick smoke that could kill all her bees. NBC News, 10 Aug. 2021 The Bee School at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln was full this past spring, according to Mel Gadd, the sanctuary’s beekeeper., 6 Aug. 2021 Sean Flynn, a beekeeper for over five years, took the opportunity to share his passion with his youngest daughter, Alaura, 18. New York Times, 27 July 2021 The Women for Bees initiative seeks to train and support 50 female beekeeper-entrepreneurs from around the world over five years, with a goal of repopulating 125 million bees by 2025, Vogue reported. Janine Puhak,, 1 Sep. 2021

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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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13 Oct 2021

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“Beekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beekeeper

: a person who raises bees

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