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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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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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"The death of all these bees is a sign that we're being poisoned," said Carlos Alberto Bastos, president of the Apiculturist Association of Brazil's Federal District.
The 'beepreneurs' spent nearly three years researching the problem, bringing noted apiculturist David Musa on board to help them decode the workings of a hive.
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.
But as a trained apiculturist, he has also been involved in beekeeping as a hobby for the past seven years.
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.
McGregor (1976), an apiculturist, even makes the curious suggestion to try "saturation pollination" with honeybees (Apis mellifera), based on the simple fact that this procedure "has proven feasible on some other crops".
'It's a good thing for bees and for pollination,' says Eric Mussen, a UCCE apiculturist at UC Davis.
Stamatelache who also edited a journal called the Bulletin of the Apiculturist, to which contributed a large number of beekeepers (figure 5).
Eventually the day would feature local growers who attempted sustainable growing patterns, a nutritionist to speak about the benefits of locally grown and fresh foods, a municipal worker who organizes the local farmers' market, an apiculturist (beekeeper), and a local rancher committed to raising free range cattle to produce beef.
"Bees pollinate about 100 agricultural crops, or ab out one-third of the food that we eat daily," says UC Davis Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty for 32 years.Today's HoneyAlthough honey is typically thought of as a classic food, eaten since antiquity and basically unchanged, suppliers have lately rolled out some innovations, both in the product itself and the packaging, as a way to keep pace with the demands of today's consumer."We have recently offered our new organic product," says Sue Bee VP of sales and marketing Jim Powell.
For example, an apiculturist is an expert in honeybees.