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


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(4.9 stars; 4 reviews)

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)

(15 hr 13 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface And Advertisement 8:04 Read by LivelyHive
01 - Ch 1: Introduction 29:45 Read by LivelyHive
02 - Ch 2: The Honey Bee Capable Of Being Tamed Or Domesticated To A Most Surpr… 10:29 Read by LivelyHive
03 - Ch 3: The Queen Or Mother-Bee, The Drones, And The Workers; With Various H… 50:15 Read by LivelyHive
04 - Ch 3: The Queen Or Mother-Bee, The Drones, And The Workers; With Various H… 1:00:24 Read by LivelyHive
05 - Ch. 4 Comb 21:18 Read by LivelyHive
06 - Ch. 5 Propolis, Or "Bee-Glue" 10:09 Read by LivelyHive
07 - Ch 6. Pollen, Or Bee-Bread 12:42 Read by LivelyHive
08 - Ch. 7 On The Advantages Which Ought To Be Found In An Improved Hive 43:33 Read by LivelyHive
09 - Ch. 8 Protection Against Extremes Of Heat And Cold, Sudden And Severe Chan… 36:32 Read by LivelyHive
10 - Ch. 9 Ventilation Of The Hive 32:09 Read by LivelyHive
11 - Ch. 10 (1) Natural Swarming, And Hiving Of Swarms, part 1 35:27 Read by LivelyHive
12 - Ch. 10 (1) Natural Swarming, And Hiving Of Swarms, part 2 36:24 Read by LivelyHive
13 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 1 53:39 Read by LivelyHive
14 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 2 50:40 Read by LivelyHive
15 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 3 48:22 Read by LivelyHive
16 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 4 12:18 Read by LivelyHive
17 - Ch. 11 The Bee-Moth, And Other Enemies Of Bees. Diseases Of Bees, part 1 47:41 Read by LivelyHive
18 - Ch. 11 The Bee-Moth, And Other Enemies Of Bees. Diseases Of Bees, part 2 33:13 Read by LivelyHive
19 - Ch. 12 Loss Of The Queen 33:12 Read by LivelyHive
20 - Ch. 13 Union Of Stocks. Transferring Bees From The Common Hive. Starting A… 43:27 Read by LivelyHive
21 - Ch. 14 Robbing 23:11 Read by LivelyHive
22 - Ch. 15 Directions For Feeding Bees, part 1 40:53 Read by LivelyHive
23 - Ch. 15 Directions For Feeding Bees, part 2 25:37 Read by LivelyHive
24 - Ch. 16 Honey. Pasturage. Overstocking 57:24 Read by LivelyHive
25 - Ch. 17 The Anger Of Bees. Remedy For Their Sting. Bee-Dress. Instincts Of … 47:56 Read by LivelyHive
Footnotes 9:13 Read by LivelyHive

Reviews

Classic text, need new reader

(5 stars)

I appreciate the work it takes to read and submit an audiobook. In the case of his book -- a seminal work by one of the legends of beekeeping -- we need a more experienced reader. Pronunciation is a problem, breath control, etc.