Bee Space

Some articles on bees, bee, bee space:

Beekeeping Helmet - Origins - Invention of The Movable Comb Hive
... hive was crudely broken into, using smoke to suppress the bees, the honeycombs were torn out and smashed up — along with the eggs, larvae and honey they contained ... But in settled societies the destruction of the bee colony meant the loss of a valuable resource this drawback made beekeeping both inefficient and something of a "stop and start" activity ... production and no possibility of selective breeding, since each bee colony was destroyed at harvest time, along with its precious queen ...
L. L. Langstroth
... might be removed without enraging the bees, and that these insects were capable of being tamed to a surprising degree ... practical use." (Langstroth on the Honey-Bee, 1860) Langstroth was popularly credited with discovering the "bee space," though this discovery had already been ... had been limited, and traditionally bees were kept in beehouses ...
Langstroth Hive - History - In Europe
... between combs is 1⁄2 inches (13 mm) that is, twice the minimum "bee space" of 1⁄4 inches (6.4 mm) ... × 8 mm — a dimension intermediate between 1/4 and 3/8 inch, the lower and upper limits of "bee space" as currently understood ... – 9.53 mm) is the usual size meant when "bee space" is referred to ...

Famous quotes containing the words space and/or bee:

    With sturdy shoulders, space stands opposing all its weight to nothingness. Where space is, there is being.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    He looked like the love thoughts of women. He could be a bee to a blossom—a pear tree blossom in the spring. He seemed to be crushing scent out of the world with his footsteps. Crushing aromatic herbs with every step he took. Spices hung about him. He was a glance from God.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)