the world, living everywhere except in polar areas, in very high altitudes, and on some small islands. Most bees like warm and arid or semiarid areas. There are around 20,000 species of bees.
Early harvesting of honey and beeswax involved the killing the bees living in the hives. In 1851, American apiarist Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth (1810-1895) discovered how bees build their hives— what he called the principle of bee space. Langstroth found that bees built hives with about 0.23 inches (0.6 centimeters) of space between wax combs. With this knowledge, beekeepers made artificial hives so that each comb could remain separated from neighboring combs. Consequently, individual combs could be removed from a hive in order to harvest honey and wax without killing the bees.
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