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

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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

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01 - Ch 1: Introduction

29:45

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02 - Ch 2: The Honey Bee Capable Of Being Tamed Or Domesticated To A Most Surpr…

10:29

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03 - Ch 3: The Queen Or Mother-Bee, The Drones, And The Workers; With Various H…

50:15

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04 - Ch 3: The Queen Or Mother-Bee, The Drones, And The Workers; With Various H…

1:00:24

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05 - Ch. 4 Comb

21:18

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06 - Ch. 5 Propolis, Or "Bee-Glue"

10:09

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07 - Ch 6. Pollen, Or Bee-Bread

12:42

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08 - Ch. 7 On The Advantages Which Ought To Be Found In An Improved Hive

43:33

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09 - Ch. 8 Protection Against Extremes Of Heat And Cold, Sudden And Severe Chan…

36:32

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10 - Ch. 9 Ventilation Of The Hive

32:09

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11 - Ch. 10 (1) Natural Swarming, And Hiving Of Swarms, part 1

35:27

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12 - Ch. 10 (1) Natural Swarming, And Hiving Of Swarms, part 2

36:24

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13 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 1

53:39

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14 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 2

50:40

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15 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 3

48:22

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16 - Ch. 10 (2) Artificial Swarming, part 4

12:18

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17 - Ch. 11 The Bee-Moth, And Other Enemies Of Bees. Diseases Of Bees, part 1

47:41

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18 - Ch. 11 The Bee-Moth, And Other Enemies Of Bees. Diseases Of Bees, part 2

33:13

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19 - Ch. 12 Loss Of The Queen

33:12

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20 - Ch. 13 Union Of Stocks. Transferring Bees From The Common Hive. Starting A…

43:27

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21 - Ch. 14 Robbing

23:11

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22 - Ch. 15 Directions For Feeding Bees, part 1

40:53

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23 - Ch. 15 Directions For Feeding Bees, part 2

25:37

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24 - Ch. 16 Honey. Pasturage. Overstocking

57:24

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25 - Ch. 17 The Anger Of Bees. Remedy For Their Sting. Bee-Dress. Instincts Of …

47:56

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Footnotes

9:13

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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.