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.

Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health:
A Review and Trend Analysis

Daniel Hellerstein, Claudia Hitaj, David Smith, and Amélie Davis A report summary from the Economic Research Service United States Department of Agriculture What is the issue? Crops that depend on pollinators account for up to one-third of total U.S. food consumption. However, honey bees and other pollinators face a variety of stressors, including diseases, insect pests, pesticide exposure, and changing landscapes. …

Simulated Honey Bees Can Use Simple Brain Circuits for Complex Learning

Bees lacking insect equivalent of the cerebral cortex may still be able to learn odors     Honey bees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology. The new findings surprised the research team because mushroom bodies are thought to be essential for …

Pollinator Extinctions Alter Structure of Ecological Networks

Field experiments show how removing a pollinator species disrupts foraging patterns Emory Health Sciences The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinators in the system -- from other bees to butterflies, beetles and more, field experiments show. Biology Letters published the research, which may have implications for the survival of …

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.