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The raising and care of bees for commercial or agricultural purposes.

[Latin apis, bee + culture.]

a′pi·cul′tur·al adj.
a′pi·cul′tur·ist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apiculturist - a farmer who keeps bees for their honeyapiculturist - a farmer who keeps bees for their honey
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
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An apiculturist needs to be mindful of the fact that producing more bees would boost honey production, the man observed.
Whether you are an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an Integrated Pest Management approach or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.
Many northern beekeepers, including Richard Adee (whose South Dakota apiary is the nation's largest), bring bees to Mississippi to winter "He'll bring them into Woodville and basically fatten 'em up," says Jeffrey Harris, an extension and research apiculturist with Mississippi State University.
It's a good thing for bees and for pollination,' says Eric Mussen, a UCCE apiculturist at UC Davis.
For example, an apiculturist is an expert in honeybees.
It's an extremely labor-intensive business,'' said Eric Mussen, an apiculturist at the University of California, Davis.
Other occupations in which workers have functions similar to those of farmers and farm managers are agricultural engineer, agronomist, animal breeder, animal scientist, apiculturist, botanist, county agricultural agent, dairy scientist, extension service specialist, farm worker supervisor, feed and farm management advisor, horticulturist, plant breeder, poultry scientist, range manager, and soil conservationist.
Whatever Colony Collapse Disorder is, it is beginning to back off a bit," said Eric Mussen, a University of California Extension Apiculturist.