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Daniel Whitney

Owner Dan’s Honey Co. and Whitney LoneStar Queen Co.

I started commercial beekeeping in 1994. We currently run 2000 colonies for honey production in MN during the summer. We bring the bees to East Texas from Nov. to May. We raise about 4000 mated queens, graft over 20,000 queen cells, and sell around 1500 5-frame nucs each spring in Texas.

We have a mix of 5 full time and part time employees through the H2A program.My wife is highly allergic to bee stings, so she keeps the books. We have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. We split our time between Texas and Minnesota. (about 7 months in Texas)

I’ve served on the ABF board for a few years back in the early 2000’s and served 9 years as president and vice president of the Minnesota Honey Producers Assn.

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Minnesota Honey Producers' Ambassador Program and More (S5, E16)

Oct. 3, 2022

The Minnesota Honey Producers Association has a whole bunch of good things going for them and in this episode we learn about their new Honey Ambassador Program (notice we didn’t say Honey Queen Program), plus the state wide …