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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.
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(Agriculture) the breeding and care of bees
[C19: from Latin apis bee + culture]
ˌapiˈcultural adj
ˌapiˈculturist n
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(ˈeɪ pɪˌkʌl tʃər)

[1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + culture]
a`pi•cul′tur•ist, n.
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the art and science of beekeeping. — apiculturist, n.
See also: Bees
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apiculture - the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honeyapiculture - the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
cultivation - (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
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[ˈeɪpɪkʌltʃəʳ] Napicultura f
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n (form)Bienenzucht f, → Imkerei f
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