Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee: A Bee Keeper's Manual-logo

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee: A Bee Keeper's Manual

L. L. Langstroth

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Nature

Description:

Langstroth revolutionized the beekeeping industry by using bee space in his top opened hive. In the summer of 1851 he found that, by leaving an even, approximately bee-sized space between the top of the frames holding the honeycomb and the flat coverboard lying above, he was able to quite easily remove the latter, which was normally well cemented to the frames with propolis making separation hard to achieve. Later he had the idea to use this discovery to make the frames themselves easily removable. He found that, if he left a small space (less than 1/4 inch or 6.4 mm) between the combs, or between the combs and the sides of his hives, the bees would fill it with propolis thus cementing the combs into the hive. On the other hand, when he left a larger space (more than 3/8 inch or 9.5 mm) the bees would fill it with comb which had a similar effect. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 14m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

50:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:00:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

53:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

50:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

40:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

57:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

47:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:14