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A place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives.
- ‘They visited a lily garden where they had morning tea, and an apiary where they had afternoon tea.’
- ‘In the case of an apiary producing honey naturally, however, raising queen bees locally is the best practice.’
- ‘The colonies were placed in two study apiaries in Grahamstown, South Africa.’
- ‘The study was conducted in an apiary in Sheffield, UK, during July 1999.’
- ‘This year Greg is endeavoring to add to his apiary by catching a wild swarm.’
- ‘The apiary was located 12 km away from the original site to prevent older bees from returning to their original nest site if they recognized the landscape.’
- ‘When he was inspector of apiaries, he made the regulation that apiaries should be kept at least 200 metres from the nearest resident and 100 metres from the nearest roadway.’
- ‘Before applying insecticides hazardous to bees, operators should check with the Consolidated Farm Service Agency to locate apiaries.’
- ‘After he retired he used one of the boxes to melt beeswax in support of his apiary.’
- ‘In some cases, they could be assigned to another experimental colony as the colonies were all located in the same apiary.’
- ‘He told delegates that beekeeping in Ireland has long been associated with monastic settlements and that one early monastery was named after an apiary.’
- ‘He has kept an apiary for the past 10 years.’
- ‘All the honey bees in the apiary have long since been Africanized.’
- ‘But the man who owns the apiary in question is a fascinating character himself.’
- ‘Anecdotal reports suggest that there have been many introductions of new strains of bees to boost the gene bank of the New Zealand apiary industry - even though this was illegal.’
- ‘He was also introduced to members of the school's apiary club who produce pounds of honey each year to sell locally.’
- ‘Attention refocused on hives at Upper Mill when Councillor Brian Angus, the borough mayor, wore a protective suit to officially open the refurbished apiary on April 9.’
- ‘Together they work the land, supporting a successful raw milk dairy, a community orchard, an apiary, and a medicinal and culinary herb garden.’
- ‘The results they produce will be used by the students at the Native American Summer Institute, who maintain an apiary.’
- ‘An unusual auction of apiary equipment is set to take place at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, at Murton Park, York, tomorrow.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin apiarium, from apis bee.
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