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“The four major inventions transforming beekeeping from a sideline interest to an industry appeared within a fifteen-year span: the moveable frame hive (1851), the wax comb foundation (1857), the centrifugal honey extractor (1865), and the bellows smoker (1873).”

Rev. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth = Bee Space / Langstroth Hive
Johannes Mehring = Wax Foundation
Fransesco de Hruschka = Extractor
Moses Quinby = Smoker 

 [via Bees in America – How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation]

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