See also insects.apiarist a person who tends bees. apiary a beehive or collection of beehives. —apiarian, adj. apiculture the art and science of beekeeping. —apiculturist, n. apimania an abnormal love of bees. apiology a specialty within entomology that studies honeybees. —apiologist, n. apiphobia, apiophobia an intense fear of bees. Also called melissophobia. melittology Rare. apiology. —melittologist, n.