Dadant & Sons: More Than Just ‘Everything for the Beekeeper’

Are you looking to sweeten up the holidays? Dadant & Sons’ fresh honey will surely put a smile on the face of any family member with an avid sweet tooth. Dadant is also a convenient stop in Albion for honey dispensers and natural honey lip balms — gifts sure to tickle anyone’s taste “buzz”!

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A 150-year-old family company based in Illinois, Dadant’s location in Albion — about a seven-minute drive from campus, just off M-199/Austin Avenue  — provides Michiganders easy access to a vast line of honey, honey products and beekeeping supplies.

For those with an interest in backyard beekeeping, there’s a startup book, First Lessons in Beekeeping, as well as other books and equipment for practiced beekeepers.  

While backyard beekeeping is not your typical hobby, it can play an important role in maintaining the health of our ecosystem. According to the University of Michigan, since 2005, 30% of all honey bee colonies in the U.S. have been lost each year. Backyard beekeeping meanwhile is said to help improve the biodiversity of bees. And having more bees to pollinate an area can increase flowering and help with small-scale gardens. Dadant’s beekeeping kits start at $100.

Whether you’re buying for an avid environmentalist, someone with a beginning interest in bees, or just people who love honey and honey products, Dadant & Sons has gifts that will have them buzzin’ this holiday season.

Dadant & Sons: 929 Elliot Street, Albion. Phone: (517) 629-2860. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or visit them on Facebook. All major credit and debit cards accepted.