The Quest for the Perfect Hive, after Langstroth

a perfect hive
will not kill a bee

a perfect hive
allows for the honey's removal
in the most convenient, beautiful
   & saleable forms

a perfect hive
succeeds when we study
the bees' habits
& – as far as
is practicable – comply

a perfect hive
should not reward
the careless
or the ignorant

there is no such thing
as a perfect hive

L. L. Langstroth, On the Hive and the Honey-Bee