Welcome to the NWBC Australian Beekeeping Glossary.

Every activity, community or specialisation has its own nomenclature and beekeeping is no different. Communicating with people is easier when there is a common understanding about what words mean and this is even more so when you get into any specialised area.

This glossary aims to provide an easy to use quick reference guide on words either commonly used in Australian beekeeping or for words that have a specific meaning within the context of Australian beekeeping; the nomenclature of beekeeping.

This is a project that will grow over time so feel free to send your suggestions to northwesternbeeclub@gmail.com. 

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
— C.S. Lewis

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Apiarist: Someone who keeps an apiary; a person who owns bees, most commonly European honeybees, to collect honey or other products. This maybe as a hobby or as part of a commercial operation; see also beekeeper. 

Apiary: A place where a colony or colonies of bees are kept for the purposes of breeding bees for honey or other products.


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Beekeeper: A person who owns bees, most commonly European honeybees, to collect honey or other products. This maybe as a hobby or as part of a commercial operation; see also apiarist. 


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