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.

World Bee Day

The resolution declaring May 20th as World Bee Day is expected to be adopted at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly on December 20th, 2017. On November 17th, 2017 the resolution was unanimously adopted at the Economic and Financial Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, with co-sponsorship of 115 countries, including the USA, Canada, China, Russian Federation, …

How Honey Bee Gut Bacteria Help to Digest Their Pollen-rich Diet

The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee health. In a recent study published in PLOS Biology, a group of researchers from Switzerland uncovered which bacterial species perform which specific digestive functions in the bee gut. The authors measured the repertoire of simple chemical …

New Maps Show Shrinking Wilderness Being Ignored at Our Peril

by the Wildlife Conservation Society   Humans have transformed the landscape to an amazing degree. We are losing our wild places, where much biodiversity of insects still awaits undiscovered. Many species of bees live in these untouched areas, pollinating a great diversity of plants. A new study shows how much of our wilderness areas we have lost since 1993. These maps of our …

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.