1650s, from Latin apiarium "beehouse, beehive," neuter of apiarius "of bees," from apis "bee," a mystery word unrelated to any similar words in other Indo-European languages. A borrowing from Semitic has been proposed.
1. My sister was put in charge of the apiary.
2. He keeps an apiary.
3. These requirements rule for all apiary sites, including migration sites.
4. Althogh he spent many hours daily in the apiary, he was seldom stung by a Bee.