Powerblanket’s Bee Blanket is a crucial piece of equipment for honey producers. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Dadant, an Illinois-based beekeeping supply company that specializes in the finest equipment on the market.
Dadant is the oldest, largest beekeeping supply company in the United States and has been in business for 156 years. The company founder’s family’s seventh generation is still involved in the business today.
It all started with an immigrant entrepreneur, Charles Dadant. Born and raised in eastern France, Dadant fell in love with beekeeping after watching a local priest extract honey from a hive. In 1863, Dadant moved to Illinois where he envisioned growing champagne grapes and raising bees. When his investment in grapes didn’t work out, he turned his full focus to beekeeping.
By the end of the Civil War, Dadant had nine colonies of honeybees and was well on his way to becoming one of the largest beekeepers in the nation. He employed his son in his efforts, and between the two of them, made innovation after innovation, improving the function of hives and gaining international fame for their work. They also became responsible for translating the 1885 edition of “The Hive and the Honeybee” into multiple languages.
A family effort
Since then, the company has only continued to grow as sons, grandsons, great grandsons, and others stayed loyal to the family business. Dadant keeps the beekeeping world going by supplying beekeeping equipment and publishing the American Bee Journal. With 10 branch locations nationwide and four manufacturing facilities, Dadant is ensuring the art of beekeeping stays alive and well for ages to come.
Powerblanket offers its Bee Blanket through Dadant, helping promote the beekeeping industry in the United States and Canada. The Bee Blanket adds value to Dadant’s line of products, allowing honey to be kept at a warm temperature without damaging natural enzymes and nutrients.
For more information about Dadant, visit the company online at www.dadant.com or call 888-922-1293.