Who You Gonna Call?

I live in Omaha, NE. I make most of my own equipment.  When I do but beekeeping equipment I always, ALWAYS, make my first call to Jim Raders at Dadant Bee Supply in Sioux City, IA.

If he doesn’t have it or know what I need, he makes the effort to find out. That’s what it’s all about, helping beekeepers to Bee Successful.

However, in the off hand situation that Jim just doesn’t have what I’m looking for, I have decided to make Mann Lake the designated backup.

Why is this? Partly because I really, really liked the customer service experience I had on the phone with them and partly because they ship via my preferred shipper, SpeeDed Delivery.

BTW, Dadant Bee Supply in Sioux City, IA also will ship via Speedee Delivery. In both places, you have to specifically ask for that shipping service via a call in order. Which is my preferred method of ordering anyway.

A Visit To Dadant Bee Supply

This past week, Antnee G and I took a trip up to Sioux City, IA to get a little backstage tour of the store, talk with General Manager Jim Raders and pick up Antnee’s first beekeeping equipment and gear.

The video will bee posted here on the Bee Smart website on Monday Feb. 6th.

In the meantime, we had a fun trip getting to talk with Jim about the history of the business and the different things that Dadant has to offer.

Lots of cool things are available at Dadant, from beekeeping woodenware, bottling supplies, Personal Protection Equipment and even candles.

I actually remembered to take pictures this time to give you a bit of a sneak peek before you see the video.

Antnee G da Beeman
Big Bear is also da Beeman
An awesome beeswax eagle.
The always popular Dadant catalog
Wall display of hive box sizes, frames and foundation.
I so need this clock in my workshop.