Meaning of “beekeeper” in the English Dictionary

"beekeeper" in British English

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beekeepernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbiːˌkiː.pər/ us /ˈbiːˌkiː.pɚ/
beekeeping
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbiːˌkiː.pɪŋ/ us /ˈbiːˌkiː.pɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • During the last fifteen years men with new methods of management and modern equipment have been rapidly superseding the picturesque old beekeepers. 
  • If not already done the beekeeper should at once make his final preparations towards a successful wintering of bees. 
  • The old fashioned beekeeper with his hybrid bees, kept in immovable hives, logs or boxes, did not derive much profit from his bees. 
  • The practical beekeeper must decide at the beginning of the honey season whether he wishes to produce extracted honey, comb honey or merely to increase the number of his colonies. 
  • The price of queens will be fifty cents for one, and not more than three will be furnished to each beekeeper. 

(Definition of “beekeeper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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