Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained: Being a Complete Analysis of the Whole Subject Consisting of the Natural History of Bees, Directions for Obtaining the Greatest Amount of Pure Surplus Honey with the Least Possible Expense, Remedies for Losses Given, and the Science of "luck" Fully Illustrated ... (Google eBook)

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C.M. Saxton, 1864 - Bees - 404 pages
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Excellent review of how to work a basic fixed-comb box hive or stackable skep. I particularly found the review of the Langstroth hive - and Quinby's preferred embodiment - of interest, considering his notable objection to the use of "patent hives." A pleasant read and recommended.

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