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History of Beekeeping - Invention of The Movable Comb Hive
... of the movable comb hive by Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, a descendant of Yorkshire farmers who emigrated to the United States ... Langstroth was the first person to make practical use of Huber's earlier discovery that there was a specific spatial measurement between the wax combs ... Having determined this bee space (between 5 and 8 mm, or 1/4 to 3/8"), Langstroth then designed a series of wooden frames within a rectangular hive box, carefully ...