Beekeeper



a person who raises honeybees; apiculturist.
Contemporary Examples

Burt called on his beekeeper pal, who scooped up the bees from the fencepost with his bare hands, and dumped them into a hive.
Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions Marlow Stern September 10, 2013

When his grandfather died, he left Burt a small sum of money, which the beekeeper used to purchase a plot of land in rural Maine.
Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions Marlow Stern September 10, 2013

She was expelled from the science academy where she worked and then made her living as a beekeeper and translator.
The Spy in My Bed Bob Jamieson October 1, 2010

Historical Examples

For Alick had a little wife who was an expert market-gardener and beekeeper.
Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

The bees do not fly in the same way, the smell and the sound that meet the beekeeper are not the same.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

Given three pure Italian queens to start with, a beekeeper may easily re-queen his whole bee-yard in the course of a year.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various

The beekeeper opens the lower part of the hive and peers in.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

If not already done the beekeeper should at once make his final preparations towards a successful wintering of bees.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various

The beekeeper opens the upper part of the hive and examines the super.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

What kinds of flowers should the beekeeper provide for his bees?
Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett

noun
a person who keeps bees for their honey; apiarist

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