Langstroth's Hive and the Honey-Bee

Langstroth's Hive and the Honey-Bee
Author : L. L. Langstroth
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 466
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0486433846
ISBN 13 : 9780486433844
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This influential guide by "the father of modern beekeeping," originally published in 1853, constitutes the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. Its innovations allowed people to engage in actual beekeeping, rather than simply handling bee domiciles and extracting the honey. The techniques it explains and illustrates are still employed 150 years later--including the author's patented invention, a movable frame hive. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; the life-cycles of the queen, drone, and worker; bee-hives; the handling of bees; and many other topics. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 (fourth) edition.--Publisher description.