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.
Before undertaking the management of a modern apiary, the bee-keeper should possess a certain amount of aptitude for the pursuit, without which it is hardly possible to succeed.
Similar measures were adopted to check the decline of bee-keeping, and a model apiary was founded in 1890, under government control.
Apiarium or apiary, a beehouse or hive, is used figuratively by old writers for a place of industry, e.g.