Dadant Beekeeping Supplies and Equipment for Beekeepers

For over 150 years Dadant and Sons has produced and sold the best beekeeping equipment available to beekeepers throughout the world. Whether you’re an experienced beekeeper or a new hobbyist, we can provide you with the proper equipment and information you need to be a successful beekeeper.

master pollinator kit by Dadant & Sons

 

Beginner Beekeeping Kits

Our beginner beekeeping kits contain everything necessary for a new beekeeper to start their first colony of bees, except the bees themselves. Our Beginner’s kit # 1 includes a standard beehive with all of the inner hive workings and assembly instructions, hive tool, bee smoker, gloves, hat and veil combo plus the First Lessons in Beekeeping book.

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10 Frame Hive body by Dadant

 

10-Frame Equipment

The 10-frame bee hives are the industry standard. These boxes store more honey than the 8-frame boxes and provide more room for queens to lay, resulting in larger bee populations. Frame equipment is made into 3 standard sized boxes, 9 5/8” depth brood box, 6 5/8” Dadant super, and the shallow or 5 11/16” super.

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protective beekeeping suits by Dadant

 

Beekeeping Clothing

Dadant beekeeping suits, veils, jackets, hats and gloves are designed and constructed with the beekeeper in mind. Our ventilated suits and jackets are the finest in the beekeeping industry and the most ventilated bee suit on the market. We carry a number of sizes and styles to fit men, women and children of all sizes and shapes.

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The Latest Beekeeping News & Information from Dadant & Sons

Since 1863 beekeeping and honey bees has been our business. Our learning center and news are here to help you stay up to date on the latest beekeeping news and research, as well as the time-tested methods passed down to us over the past 150 plus years.

Honey Bees Struggle to Find Enough Good Bacteria

Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honey bees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests. Human changes to the landscape, such as large areas of monoculture grassland for livestock grazing, and coniferous forests for timber production, is affecting the diversity of the 'microbiome' associated with the long-term food …

A New Hope: Rare Bee Discovered in Alberta, Canada

The Macropis Cuckoo Bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized ecological associations. It is a nest parasite of oil-collecting bees of the genus Macropis which, in turn, are dependent on oil-producing flowers of the genus Lysimachia. In fact, the cuckoo bee - which much like its feather-bearing counterpart does not build a nest …

Droughts Bring Fewer Flowers for Bees

Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research shows. Droughts are expected to become more common and more intense in many parts of the world, and researchers studied the impact on flowering plants using a field experiment. They found that drought roughly halved the overall number of flowers. …

Dadant & Sons Beekeeping Supplies

Beekeeping & Honey Bees - Our Business Since 1863

Since 1863 the Dadant family has served the beekeeping industry by manufacturing equipment for beekeepers and producing quality products from beeswax including decorative and religious candles. It was years before that in a small village in eastern France when Charles Dadant became interested in bees while helping a neighboring priest remove honey from straw skeps at the age of 12.