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Bees are Big Business in South Dakota

Keith Fielder, Putnam County Extension Agent, was able to take snap a great picture of the major crop in South Dakota that make honey production big business here.

 

Photo of sweet clover blooming in South Dakota. Picture taken by Keith Fielder

Photo of sweet clover blooming in South Dakota. Picture taken by Keith Fielder

There are over 100 commercial Beekeepers who manage over 225,000 colonies of bees in the state. Since 2008 honey production has been worth over 25 million dollars per year to SODAK Beekeepers. it is evident that honey production is big business in South Dakota and nationally they rank number 2 in the United States for total honey production.

In other news, several of our agents have attended some great seminars. Stay tuned for pictures from the seminars, states night out and tours!