This book represents the continuation of a beekeeping textbook publishing tradition that began in 1853 with the Rev. L.L. Langstroth, the father of American Beekeeping. In 1881 Langstroth entrusted the continuation of his book to his trusted friend, Charles Dadant and his son, C.P. Dadant. Since that time the Dadant family has kept that trust, while modernising and expanding the book to meet the needs of a growing and changing beekeeping industry.
The Hive and The Honey Bee. NEW EDITION 29 Chapters, 44 Authors 1057 pages (larger page format – 7 x 10 inches) colour pictures. An amazing source of information on all aspects of the bee and beekeeping. The 1000+ pages with many colour plates in 29 chapters.
“I have determined, in writing this book, to give facts, however wonderful, just as they are; confident that in due time they will be universally received; and hoping that the many wonders of the economy of the honey-bee will not only excite a wider interest in its culture; but lead those who observe them to adore the wisdom of Him who gave them such admirable instincts.”
There is also a facsimile of the original available here.