Sept. is sweeter in South Dakota—it’s Honey Month!
South Dakota ranks in the top five honey producing states. The state has 225 beekeepers who maintain 324,000 colonies. Last year, over 14 million pounds of honey were produced in South Dakota with a value of over $30 million.
While actively foraging for pollen and nectar, honey bees contribute significantly to the pollination of our food supply and play a vital role in maintaining productive farms, forests and grasslands.
Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
–S.D. Department of Agriculture
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Calves on the ground eventually mean dollars in the pocket and steaks in the meat case. It’s the basics of the beef industry.