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belonging to the Apiaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Umbelliferae.
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    relating to bees or to the breeding and care of bees. Historical Examples But there are cases where an apiarian has more stocks than he wishes to keep. Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained M. Quinby This should be to the apiarian, as “the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.” Langstroth on the Hive […]

  • Apian

    of or relating to bees. Historical Examples apian silences one of his crew who attempts to mock at the unhappy wretches. Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer Abstract ideas are not likely to play a large part in apian consciousness. The Evolutionist at Large Grant Allen The canoe was loaded down to the gunwale with the […]

  • Apiary

    a place in which a colony or colonies of bees are kept, as a stand or shed for beehives or a bee house containing a number of beehives. Contemporary Examples He came to the Waldorf two years ago from a hotel in Toronto, where he ran a similar rooftop garden and apiary. Honey Harvest at […]

  • Apiarist

    a person who keeps an . Contemporary Examples An apiarist, he lives in Austin, with his wife, Lorin, their three children, and a hyperactive bird dog named Biscuit. Let Exxon Run the Energy Dept. Robert Bryce April 7, 2009 Historical Examples Mr. Ernest Scholl, now Assistant and apiarist, has furnished material as shown herein. Texas […]

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