From the time Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth was a little boy in the early 1800s, he was curious about bugs, insects and small critters. Despite obstacles, Lorenzo continued to explore and study until this interest focused on the honey bee. He wonderedMoreFrom the time Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth was a little boy in the early 1800s, he was curious about bugs, insects and small critters.
Despite obstacles, Lorenzo continued to explore and study until this interest focused on the honey bee. He wondered why honey bees always built their honey comb every which-way. When someone wanted some sweet stuff they dug it out with knives and scoops from tree trunks, logs, skeps, box hives or wherever the bees decided to make their nest. It created a mess. There must be a better way. Through observation and experimentation, Lorenzo discovered that way! Read how exactly a space of five-sixteenths of an inch was the answer. With this discovery Lorenzo invented the Langstroth bee hive which brought order inside the bee hive.
To this day, bee space is used in modern beekeeping practices. The carefully researched illustrations give children a heads-up when reading this picture book biography, MR. BEE MAN. I know of no other childrens book that details Langstroths career and accomplishments. Rosalies text and the illustrations by Sheila Jarkins are more than just faithful to LLLs lifelong path as a naturalist. In order for young minds to fully understand Langstroths legacy they must read or be read this book.
There is no other figure who has done so much to advance beekeeping, honey production and pollination on a global scale. Matt Redman, Langstroth Historian.Rosalie Gabbert has written an inspiring, informative and challenging book for young readers of today. The traits exhibited by Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth of curiosity, perseverance, following ones interest or dream and passion are valued in our society. Mr. Bee Man leads the reader to explore nature, new interests and to a greater appreciation of the interdependence of nature with our lives.
Frances Moroney Whited, EdD. Professor Emerita, School of Education, State University of New York. For readers who wish more detailed information about Langstroth, the author has included a page of significant notes that present his life in depth. Also listed is a bibliography of research materials. The author lives in Fairport, NY with her huge family of puppets.