A place where bees are kept for their honey, generally consisting of a number of hives.
Origin of apiary
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
17th Century, from Latinapiārium, from apis (“bee”).
Apiary Sentence Examples
Having made himself proficient in practical bee-work and chosen a suitable location for his apiary, the bee-keeper should carefully select the particular type of hive most suited to his means and requirements.
The main consideration in establishing an apiary is to secure a favourable location, which means a place where honey of good marketable quality may be gathered from the bee-forage growing around without any planting on the part of the bee-keeper himself.
Similar measures were adopted to check the decline of bee-keeping, and a model apiary was founded in 1890, under government control.
Cook, Manual of the Apiary; Dr C. C. Miller, Forty Years among the Bees; F.
Apiarium or apiary, a beehouse or hive, is used figuratively by old writers for a place of industry, e.g.