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LANGSTROTH, Lorenzo Lorraine, apiarian, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 December, 1810. He was graduated at Yale in 1880, and subsequently held a tutorship there in 1834-'5. After this he was pastor of various Congregational churches in Massachusetts, and in 1848 became principal of a young ladies' school in Philadelphia. Since 1858 he has made Oxford, Ohio, his residence, and devoted his time to bee-keeping. He invented the movable-comb hive, which has come into extensive use, and is the author of "The Hive and the Honey-Bee" (Northampton, 1853).
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