Definition of apiculture in English:

apiculture

noun

  • technical term for beekeeping
    • ‘The Report says that apiculture is the third largest industry after mining and tourism.’
    • ‘He holds a master of science degree in apiculture.’
    • ‘According to the guidance, the National Organic Program intends to publish organic certification standards for apiculture, mushrooms, greenhouses and aquatic animals.’
    • ‘In fact, the regular use and popularity of honey in Pakistan has given rise to a full-blown profession, better known as apiculture.’
    • ‘‘Another reason the apiculture industry here is shrinking so fast is because some bee farmers are unwilling to accept physical hardship as they did before,’ he said.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin apis ‘bee’ + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

Pronunciation

apiculture

/ˈeɪpɪˌkʌltʃə/