apiculture

Apiculture is the practice of keeping bees as well as the manufacturing of honey and beeswax.

Winnie-the-Pooh would have been thrilled to have a neighbor into apiculture, or the tending of bees and their honey. The practice dates back tens of thousands of years, and among the famous beekeepers in history were the Roman poet Vergil; the drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson; and the boxer Muhammad Ali. The heavyweight Ali must have known how to bee-have, so he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”!

Definitions of apiculture
  1. noun
    the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
    synonyms: beekeeping
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    cultivation
    (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
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