If you ask a beekeeper a question, you may get many different answers. We will provide the building blocks for your beekeeping experience. The method of beekeeping that will be used is determined by your geographic location. We will present new product instructions for you to review to increase your knowledge of beekeeping.
You can find a cornucopia of information on the internet regarding the care and culture of beekeeping. Parsing through it to know where to start can be difficult.
To kick things off, you might want to look into our favorite beekeeping book, First Lesson In Beekeeping, to get more of an understanding of what beekeeping entails (most of our kits already …
For beginning beekeepers, it can be easy to be confused by all of the terminology surrounding the wonderful world of beekeeping.
At Dadant & Sons, we want you to be as knowledgeable as possible when it comes to taking care of your bees. We’ve organized some need-to-know terms into five different categories.
Peruse these terms at your leisure, and come back whenever …
As with any hobby or career, choosing the right equipment is vital. What works for one beekeeper might not be what works for you, which is why research and understanding your options is important.
In beekeeping, there are two main types of hives: 8-frame and 10-frame beehives. Which you choose is up to multiple factors and preferences. With that in mind, …
There are right around 120,000 beekeepers in the United States.
Beekeeping can be a great hobby, but you have to have the essentials tools to do it correctly. Otherwise, you won't be able to successfully raise bees.
The market for honey is especially strong for local beekeepers or beekeepers that produce specialty honey. This hobby can be enjoyable, but also lucrative if done well!
If you have …
The beehive is the cornerstone of all modern beekeeping. It provides a safe place for honey bees to store food reserves and raise the constant supply of young needed to keep colonies healthy and strong. Understanding the various components of the hive and how they function is an important first step to successful beekeeping.
In 1852, Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth patented a …
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Hive Bodies and Honey Supers
Ponderosa Pine Wood Products
Our woodenware is manufactured from hand selected ponderosa pine. Each board has been carefuly moisture-metered to assure its proper moisture content before it is precision milled into the finished product. All our supers have "pre-drilled" holes for nails to prevent splitting during assembly.
Handholds tapered cut for easy gripping
The modern bee hive is like a highly efficient multistoried factory with each “story” having a specific function. These “stories” work together to provide a home for bees and a honey factory for the beekeeper.
A. Hive Cover - Telescoping cover “telescopes” over the sides of the top super to protect the hive. Galvanized covering.
B. Inner Cover - Creates a dead …
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Dadant researched & Dadant developed
A plastic bonded, beeswax foundation with metal edges
Saves Labor & is easy to use
Plastic inner core
Deep worker-sized cell imprints
No additional cross wires needed
Communication holes located on bottom lower corners of foundation
The Original 100% pure beeswax foundation
Our lowest priced foundation
Precision even-milled …