French monk Abbé Émile Warré studied, and experimented with, over 300 hive types, aiming to achieve two things: 1) give bees the most similar living experience to what they seek out in nature, and 2) to achieve maximum honey production. After much experimentation and study, the Warre hive was developed.
Beekeeping for All was written by Warré himself. This book is essential reading for Warre beekeepers and anyone interested in the history of beekeeping.
Translated from the 1948 version by Patricia and David Heaf.