api-

(Latin: bee)



Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They just can't buzz any slower.

Kim Hubbard


Apian, l. belonging to Bees or Honey.

E. Cole, An English Dictioinary, 1677


Acarapis (s) (noun), Acarapae (pl)
A mite that is an internal parasite of honey bees: "The farmer's apiary was devastated by an infestation of Acarapae."
apiaceous
apian
apiarian
Pertaining to bee-hives or bee-keeping.
apiarist (s) (noun), apiarists (pl)
Someone who keeps, cares for, and maintains bees in order to have their honey to sell: Mark was an apiarist who made a fairly good living selling honey to individuals and to grocery stores.
A keeper of bees for their honey.
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apiary (AY pee er" ee) (s) (noun), apiaries (pl)
A place where bees are kept so they can produce honey: Wayne had three apiaries in his back yard so the bees could have access to his big flower garden and several fruit trees in his orchard.

The farmer had an apiary for his bees so they could produce honey.

A collection of bee hives.
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apical
apically
apicial
apician
apicultural (adjective), more apicultural, most apicultural
Relating to the care and breeding of bees; especially, for commercial reasons or the selling of honey or rental to farmers for pollinating crops.
apiculture (s) (noun), apicultures (pl)
1. The raising and care of bees for commercial or agricultural purposes.
2. The cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey.
apiculturist (s) (noun), apiculturists (pl)
Someone who is engaged in the raising and care of bees for commercial or agricultural reasons.
apiculus
apimania
An excessive interest in bees.