Much information is available on the web. Here are some resources.


Hive and the Honeybee Full text of LL Langstroth’s 1853 classic made available by the Cornell University Library.

Bee Man of Oxford, Ophia B Smith, Ohio History, Vol 57, pg 147, Text of a short biography of LL Langstroth.

Patent 9300, the Langstroth Hive, October 5, 1852.

Fairy Tale Honey, the family honey website

Bee Bop, a site about honeybees for kids

Cornell University Library List of online historical beekeeping books

Wikipedia has articles on L.L. Langstroth and the Langstroth hive, but they are rather anti-Langstroth and are clearly written by Europeans with a point of view to push. We will edit them when we have time…