American Bee Journal
Published/Hosted by Dadant and Sons, Inc..
The American Bee Journal was established in 1861 by Samuel Wagner and has been published continuously since that time except for a brief period during the Civil War. The Journal has the honor of being the oldest English language beekeeping publication in the world. Over the years we have developed many loyal readers who have passed their journals down to sons and daughters in the beekeeping family. In recent years interest in beekeeping has grown tremendously and we now find an increasing number of hobbyist beekeepers subscribing to our magazine. Many of these hobbyists have other outdoor hobbies and want bees for honey and the pollination they can provide for fruits and vegetables. Readership is concentrated among hobby and commercial beekeepers, bee supply dealers, queen breeders, package-bee shippers, honey packers, and entomologists. These readers are looking for beekeeping and agricultural related equipment. A recent survey shows that over 90 percent of our readers also have gardening interests and another 83 percent grow fruit trees. Over half have above average yearly incomes and 90 percent own homes. It is also interesting to note that of these home owners, 50 percent own five or more acres of land. The American Bee Journal is distributed on a yearly subscription to United States and foreign subscribers. The American Bee Journal is published in the Dadant Corporate Offices, in Hamilton, IL, by the Publishing Department.
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