beekeeper

noun
bee·​keep·​er | \ ˈbē-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce beekeeper (audio) \

Definition of beekeeper

: a person who raises bees

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Other Words from beekeeper

beekeeping \ ˈbē-​ˌkē-​piŋ How to pronounce beekeeping (audio) \ noun

Examples of beekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This modest story about one rural beekeeper thus feels like a holistic depiction of the end of the world. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Honeyland Is a Stinging Allegory for Man-Made Disaster," 9 Aug. 2019 As a result, many beekeepers treat their hives with pesticides. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "Breeders toughen up bees to resist deadly mites," 25 July 2019 However, beekeepers believe the swarm could have been removed without killing any bees. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres face backlash for exterminating bee swarm during Sunday’s game," 3 June 2019 But the bees’ colonies have declined over the years, leading concerned beekeepers and scientists to speculate about the causes. BostonGlobe.com, "Beekeepers confront the EPA over pesticides - The Boston Globe," 13 Sep. 2019 But the bees’ colonies have declined over the years, leading concerned beekeepers and scientists to speculate about the causes. New York Times, "Beekeepers Confront the E.P.A. Over Pesticides," 12 Sep. 2019 Bringing together a small group of artists, chefs, scientists, farmers, beekeepers, and academics, Balling the Queen approached the honey bee crisis as the bridge to a wider conversation about social and ecological issues. Vogue, "Who Speaks for the Bees? An Environmental Art Dinner Raises the Question," 20 Aug. 2019 It an awareness day to celebrate bees and bring together beekeepers and bee enthusiasts of all backgrounds to highlight the important role that bees play in our daily lives. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "How fish are helping grow basil and more at a Wasilla farm," 15 Aug. 2019 Peter Fonda plays a lonely beekeeper with a persistent limp, a gruff demeanor and a lifetime’s worth of regrets. Justin Chang, chicagotribune.com, "Appreciation: The Peter Fonda role we should be talking about isn’t ‘Easy Rider,’ but ‘Ulee’s Gold’," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of beekeeper

1783, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2019

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“Beekeeper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beekeepings. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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beekeeper

noun
How to pronounce beekeeper (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of beekeeper

: a person who raises bees

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