apiary (Ā-pē-ĕr-ē)


Definition (Noun) A place where bees are kept; a bee-house. In Context "This nearly 3,000-year-old apiary contains between 75 and 200 hives, and it is estimated that it could have held more than a million bees, with an annual yield of 1,100 pounds of honey and 155 pounds of beeswax." Daniel Marlos, The Curious World of Bugs: The Bugman's Guide to the Mysterious and Remarkable Lives of Things That Crawl, 2010.