Sunday, June 18, 2017

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. We are located in East Central Illinois 40 miles west of Champaign/Urbana. Now that we are deep into the beekeeping season the biggest challenge is to ensure you have a strong queen. It's amazing how often queen die or disappear? Maybe your hive is trying to replace their queen by raising a new one but it is just now working. Sometimes queens just need replaced.

Here are several reasons why you may want to replace your queen. She's getting old. When a queen is older than 2 or 3 years, there is a risk that she may stop laying during winter. Many beekeeper inspect their colonies late winter and find they need a queen. But, it is almost impossible to find a queen that early in the year. To make sure you have a healthy queen through the winter, replace your queen in June or July. Now is the time! Replacing a queen can also create a break in the brood cycle thus reducing mites. And you need a large number of new bees in the fall to be your winter bees. Can you trust your old queen to get the job done?

Beekeepers can accidentally kill the queen while removing honey supers. Do not assume you have a good laying queen. Make sure and if you cannot find your queen, order your queen today. We have a limited number of queens available this week. They are available online now. Click here to order now. Or if you want to pick up a queen instead of having her shipped, call us on Tuesday after 10am central time. We are shipping queens on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

We still have a few spots left in our queen rearing class this Thursday.Click here for more information.

Why Not Support Northern Queens Produced From Strong Colonies
I'm excited about offering our queens for sale again this year, 2017. As you know I am very particular about providing quality queens. I've put together my "QUEEN DREAM TEAM" consisting of three of us that will be raising queens for 2017. Myself and two other highly respected and experienced beekeepers are working hard raising queens. CLICK HERE. Or call in during business hours, Tues - Thur. 10-4:30 central time. 217-427-2678
The queens that we sell are not a specific "race" but rather queens that have been raised from selected northern colonies that we are proud of. Our queens are raised here in Illinois. As producers we are in compliance with the Illinois Department of Agricultural's rules and regulation regarding raising queens. All hives from which we are raising queens have passed inspection for 2017.


Having a honey super when you need it means your bees can continue working making your as much honey as possible. If you remove a super to harvest be sure to place another super in it's place for maximum honey production. Order your super now.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Queen Class & Queens Available Now

We Have Queens Available & An Addition Queen Rearing Class
Sheri is in Ireland enjoying a much deserved break. Any beekeepers in Ireland?? Sheri is enjoy looking at castles and museums and traveling around and enjoying all the beautiful sights. Stay on the left side of the road Sheri! 

We are finally excited to have a large number of queens available every week starting now!! If you are making a split or your queen just isn't doing very good, get a new queen. Do not put up with a sluggish queen. Maybe your queen never has done well all year. As we get deeper into the bee season it's important to have strong population. Don't let a failing queen deplete your population.



If you are making splits or your queen failed during the winter, get a new queen this week!

Click here to order a queen to be shipped today or tomorrow (May 31 or June 1st). Ships overnight. Look through the options to purchase 1,2,3 or 4 queens to save shipping.

If you are making splits or your queen failed during the winter, get a new queen this week! Or maybe you better make that split before they swarm. A new queen is just what you need for your split. These are queens from northern hives here in Illinois.

Thank you for your interest in my queens. I'm excited about offering our queens for sale again this year, 2017. As you know I am very particular about providing quality queens. I've put together my "QUEEN DREAM TEAM" consisting of three of us that will be raising queens for 2017. Myself and two other highly respected and experienced beekeepers are working hard raising queens that ARE AVAILABLE NOW.

The queens that we sell are not a specific "race" but rather queens that have been raised from selected northern colonies that we are proud of. Our queens are raised here in Illinois. As producers we are in compliance with the Illinois Department of Agricultural's rules and regulation regarding raising queens. All hives from which we are raising queens have passed inspection for 2017.

I have never been able to produce enough queens to keep up with the demands for our queens but 2017 looks promising with the help of my "Queen Dream Team".
You can order 1, 2, 3 or 4 at a time to save on shipping. Click Here To Order Your Queen Before We Sell Out!

QUEEN REARING CLASS

Our queen rearing course in June filled up so fast early in the winter and everyone has been begging for another class that we decided to offer an additional queen rearing class on Thursday June 22. This class already has 5 registered and we are only taking 7 more students. Every beekeeper can benefit greatly from learning to raise their own queens. With constant struggles with queenlessness and queens disappearing it's time to take the next step and start raising your own! It will be worth the investment. Join EAS certified master beekeeper and queen rearer David Burns for the whole day as he teaches you how to raise queens. Hurry, class is limited. This class will be held at our honey bee farm in central Illinois. Click here to register and for additional information.



Friday, May 19, 2017

Are You Nervous About What To Do Next?

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. One year ago I started my beekeeping mentorship program known as BeeTeam6. Over the last year I have produced weekly video tips and a weekly newsletter that has gone out to BeeTeam6 members around the country. I have given assistance to beekeepers by phone, email and text. It's been so much fun for me and so helpful to the membership. I've decided to open it up to 25 more subscribers. 

Knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. Beekeepers are nervous until they gain sufficient skill and knowledge. Meanwhile, the beginner can make some tragic mistakes. This mentorship program provides you access to ask me questions by calling, emailing me or sending me a text. Once you join you'll receive my personal cell phone number and email. Let's face it, wouldn't it be nice to have a certified master beekeeper just a phone call away to help you make a decision on what to do next?  Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees yet, you can gain the helpful education you need before you start. Or if you are a new beekeeper this year, why not have the extra peace of mind of having someone you can consult. I will only be taking 25 new members. There is just too much information online about beekeeping. Stay with one reliable source.

HOW LONG TO KEEP FEEDING??
If you started with a new package or a nuc this year keep feeding if they are still drawing out the wax on undrawn foundation.
Burns Bees Feeding System
If you have an overwintered hive that's doing great and you live in a nectar rich area, there is no need to feed your bees. Here in Illinois our bees will begin to go hungry in the middle of August. We have to feed our bees for good winter survival starting in three months. Here's the feeder I invented and really use a lot. I place it on top of the top box on a newly installed package, nuc or split. This feeder is my answer to getting my bees through the winter. I use it to heavily feed my bees in August, September and October.  It is very easy to fill because screens cover the holes which holds the bees down while you change your jars and add pollen patties.


A Captured Swarm May Leave Again
These tips may help:
1. Use drawn out foundation if available.
2. Feed from the top.
3. Move over a frame of open brood if available.
4. Reduce the entrance.

Remember, a swarm is attempting to move to a new nesting site and they may already have that location chosen. That's why swarms often leave again.

We Hope To Have Queens Available Soon
I'll be raising more queens this year. I am hoping to have queens available early June. I will be posting availability on my website: www.honeybeesonline.com so monitor that site.

We DO NOT take names for a waiting list. I simply placed available queens online for purchase as they become available. Thanks!







We Have Upcoming Classes Just For YOU!
We have been teaching classes all year and we have speciality classes with openings still coming up.

A Day In The Apiary With David. May 27th, 8:30-11:00 central time. This class is held almost exclusively in the bee yard with an emphasis on inspections, being able to identify the queen/drone/workers and the ability to identify problems, diseases and pests in the hive. Participants must wear appropriate protective clothing in the yard. Even if you are superman, you are required to wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and hat with veil (or beekeeping jacket/suit). We have 3 openings, so click here to sign up.

Additional Upcoming Classes For 2017


This class fills up fast and leaves people disappointed that we only offer one. Sign up now to learn tips on getting your bees through the winter. 

Even if you started keeping bees this year but didn't have time to take a class, now is your chance. Or maybe you are going to start keeping bees next spring. This class is perfect for you.
FREE SPECIALTY CLASS! Starting Your Own Bee Business. Sun. June 11, 2017 (1 - 3 pm) 
Thinking about starting your own business? Join Sheri Burns as we discuss the different kinds of bee businesses started, along with a short discussion on information all small businesses need to know. We'll touch on pros and cons of different kinds of honey and bee businesses and help you think about mission statements and business plans.  This class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Please seek the advice of your own legal counsel when starting your own business. Registration is required, seating is limited.  Adults only please. 

FREE SPECIALTY CLASS!! All You Ever Wanted to Know About Honey Workshop Oct 21, 2017 (1pm - 3pm) 
Here is a class for you honey enthusiasts! Join Sheri Burns as she talks about honey -- how bees get it, how they pollinate, what types of flowers do they pollinate? Why is some honey light while other honey is dark? Learn about what's in honey and how it's beneficial to people (do YOU know where those beneficial enzymes come from?).  Watch an extraction demonstration and see how it's stored. Learn how to cook and bake with honey. And did you know there are other medicinal uses for honey? Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  This class will take place this year on Sat., Oct 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Not just for beekeepers but for anyone who enjoys honey (age 12 and up).
 Available Resources

If you are new to us, we have a ton of available resources and products. We make our living from wonderful customers like you. We know you can purchase your beekeeping equipment elsewhere but when you purchase from us it affords us the opportunity to continue providing videos, lessons, and more. So thank you for your business. Visit us at:

Sincerely,

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
www.honeybeesonline.com


Friday, April 14, 2017

Healthy Colonies Will Swarm

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. Spring has sprung! It's great seeing the bees flying out and foraging so early here in Illinois.

Many of you will need to make spring splits or else your colony is likely to swarm. I've just produced a brand new video on making splits. Come on and let's take one of my overwintered hives apart and split it three ways! I've posted the video below.

FREE CLASS:Starting Your Own Bee Business. SUNDAY JUNE 11 1-3PM

Thinking about starting your own business? Join Sheri Burns as we discuss the different kinds of bee businesses started, along with a short discussion on information all small businesses need to know. We'll touch on pros and cons of different kinds of honey and bee businesses and help you think about mission statements and business plans.  This class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Please seek the advice of your own legal counsel when starting your own business.
Registration is required, seating is limited.  Adults only please. 
This class will be held at the Training Center located at 14556 N 1020 E in Fairmount IL (1/2 hour east of Champaign, a few minutes west of Danville, 1 and 1/2 hours west of Indy).  Off I-74, take Oakwood Exit #206 south into town.  Go to 2nd stop sign (which is about 5 miles out in the country) and turn left.  Go down 2 country roads to 1020 East and turn left.  We are about 1/2 mile down on your left, you will see our signs. Click here to sign up now.


Your Bees May Do Some Strange Things. What Will You Do?
Knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. Let me be your mentor. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me concerns or questions you are having about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees yet, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before you start. Or if you are starting this year, why not have the extra peace of mind by having someone you can consult. 
 


Some Of You Are Getting Started Brand New!! Watch My Videos Below:





Don't Waste Your Time Chasing After Ineffective Feeders
Here's a nifty little feeder I really use a lot. Sometimes I place it on top of the frames of a new split with an empty shell around it. But I really used it a lot this year in late winter and early spring. I placed these out in my bee yards for bees to fly and gather up the 1:1 sugar water when there is nothing else available in late winter or fall. They are very easy to fill, clean and refill.



WARNING! THERE COULD BE A LOT OF SWARMS THIS YEAR!!
With a mild winter, there could be more swarms this year. Now that people know you are a beekeeper you may be getting a ton of calls to capture swarms and what an inexpensive way to add more hives to your bee yard. But, you need the equipment to place them in before you get the call or your bees swarm. We have the solution:


Too often beekeepers do not have spare equipment handy when their hives swarm. Often people call beekeepers to come and remove a swarm. Wouldn't it be nice to have this handy little hive ready to place that swarm into? It consists of one screen bottom board with entrance reducer cleat, 1 deep hive body with ten wooden frames and foundation, 1 inner cover and one top cover with metal covering. This hive also comes a handy tie-down strap to keep the whole unit together during transport. You will feel much more confident with this little handy transportation hive all ready. Plus the inner cover is screened as well to keep the bees in the box. Order today before swarm season catches you off guard. Order Now.

Making Spring Splits
Join Me In The Hive. Let's Get To Work! 

I've just produced Part 1 of how to make a split, in fact, I had to make 2 new splits. Please subscribe to my beekeeping YouTube channel. I've been on YouTube producing Beekeeping videos since 2008! At the bottom right of each video you can subscribe. We are at 9,113 subscribers with over 2.5 Million Views!!  But 10,000 subscribes will help us have resources to produce additional Youtube videos on beekeeping such as mobile live beekeeping videos. Help us with getting our next 887 subscribers. Thank you in advance!

Don't Waste Your Time Chasing After Ineffective Feeders
Here's a nifty little feeder I really use a lot. Sometimes I place it on top of the frames of a new split with an empty shell around it. But I really used it a lot this year in late winter and early spring. I placed these out in my bee yards for bees to fly and gather up the 1:1 sugar water when there is nothing else available in late winter or fall. They are very easy to fill, clean and refill.



Check out our complete line of beekeeping hives made right here in Central Illinois. Click here to view our beehive kits.

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
www.honeybeesonline.com
217-427-2678 




Thursday, March 16, 2017

How Soon To Make Spring Splits

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. Our 2017 classes are going well. I'll be teaching a class this Friday "Spring Management" and then on Saturday I'm teaching a Beginners Class at Heartland Community College in Bloomington, Illinois. Click here to join me in Bloomington this Saturday. I believe there are several spots still open.

Check out all of our classes for 2017 at:

COLD WEATHER!!It recently turned cold again in much of the US. We had temperatures down in the teens the last couple of nights. This is especially hard on bees that were flying on warmer days several weeks ago eating up all their winter food. Keep an eye on your hives, especially in March if you are in colder climates. Bees need fed during the months of March and April. 

Need Some Quick Help On Common Questions?:






ARE YOUR BEES OUT OF FOOD??
It is essential that we feed bees in the spring. Even if fruit trees are blooming why not give your hive an added boost. Our feeding board is perfect for fall and spring. Holes are lined with screen to make changing jars easy. Feeding your hive will speed up drawing comb out on new foundation. Remember, in most of the US March and April can be cold and rainy. Your new package or nuc needs fed! Order Your Feeding Board Now By Clicking Here.

HONEY BEE TRIVIA

Honey Bees Are Amazing
It's fun to know interesting facts about bees especially when you are speaking to a group of children about bees or anyone for that matter.

-It takes approximately 3,500 bees to weigh 1 pound.
-Honey bees that collect nectar from flowers are called foragers and visit 50-100
    flowers on one flight.
-A male drone bee has a grandfather but not a dad.
-The bees gather 10 pounds of nectar to make 1 pound of honey.
-A honey bees will only gather 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her life.
-A foraging honey bee can carry 80% of their weight in pollen or nectar.
-Honey bees make up 80% of all pollinators.
-Honey bees use several dances in the hive to communicate the location of nectar
    and water to other bees. One well known dance is called the waggle dance.
-Honey bee pollination has an agricultural value of 15 billion dollars a year in the
    US.


Hundreds Of Desperate Beekeepers Will Call Us Needing A Hive In April And May. Beat The Rush!
If you can, start with two hives. You can swap frames to balance your hives during the year. If a queen dies, just move a frame of eggs over from the other hive. Comes with or without bees. We are still selling kits with bees. Bees are for local pickup only. These kits with bees are only available until March 31st then we will be out of bees. ORDER NOW! Check out our Freedom Kit by clicking here. Or call today to ensure you beat the rush. 217-427-2678 Be sure to call us for better shipping prices for what you might find online.

Making Early Spring Splits
Click On Video Below
Watch my popular video answering common questions. Please subscribe to our beekeeping YouTube channel. At the bottom right of each video you can subscribe. We are at 9,000 subscribers with over 2.5 Million Views!!  But 10,000 subscribes will help us have resources to produce additional Youtube videos on beekeeping such as mobile live beekeeping videos. Help us with getting our next 1,000 subscribers. Thank you in advance!

Yikes! Your Bees Are Coming Soon. Are You Sure You Are Ready?
Knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. Let me be your mentor. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me concerns or questions you are having about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees until spring, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before your bees arrive. Get yourself prepared before your bees arrive.
 
IF YOUR HIVE SURVIVED THE WINTER THEY WILL SWARM. DO YOU HAVE A HIVE READY TO PUT THEM IN?

Every year beekeepers call us in desperation needing a hive to put a swarm in. If you do not have a hive ready, and you place the swarm in a makeshift box, they will likely leave for good. Have a hive ready. Swarming is going to happen. Be ready. Order an extra hive today. Planning to start keeping bees in the spring or maybe you'll need something to put that new swarm into in the Spring?Buy your hive now and you'll avoid the spring rush on hives.

Be sure not to get caught without needed supplies. Order things early and be ready!

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

It Is Warm, But Is It Too Early To Add Honey Supers?

When To Add Your Supers

Is it too early to add honey supers? The recent early warm up has all of us confused and probably our bees. If it doesn't turn extremely cold again all will work out. Fingers are crossed.  So does this mean we should add our honey supers earlier?

Scenario One: It stays warm, we add supers and our colonies gather up the early spring harvest of nectar. Great!

Scenario Two: It doesn't stay warm, we add supers and the colony moves up into the empty supers for food and nothing is there. You might consider feeding them, but this means your sugar water will be added to your honey supers where you'd rather have real honey not sugar water. Not Great!

My rule of thumb is not to add supers until dandelions are blooming everywhere. You might see a limited number of early ones, but once my yard is full I add my supers to my overwintered colonies. If you need honey supers, click here.

AMISH BUILT HIVES
Many years ago when we first started beekeeping (24 years now) we called a beekeeping supply company and admitted on the phone that we didn't know what to buy.  The response we got was, well, less than stellar:  "when you figure it out, call us back".  We decided that our customers would never be left to "figure it out".   
 
After seeing what's out there on the market, most of our customers come to us looking for quality, well made American hives.

Our hive kits are assembled and painted.  Amish made 
right here in Illinois by master Amish craftsmen. These are NOT mass produced. We do not resell other companies' hives. These hives are always under the close scrutiny of David's Certified Master Beekeeper's picky demands. These workhorses will outlast your lifetime. Our boxes are rabbet joints to expose less wood to the elements, which eliminates cracks and buckles.  Our telescoping top covers are covered with painted aluminum --which will never rust like traditional tin covers. We didn't cut corners with our inner covers either, these will NOT fall apart on you after the first year as some others do. Boxes come complete with all the frames and foundations so you don't need to spend time trying to figure out which frames go with what foundations and what sizes you need. Our complete kits include a FREE entrance feeder! Allow 2 - 3 weeks delivery. Pick up is available, just call to avoid shipping charges.  Other places sell kits that lack all the boxes you will need. We are looking out for you. We appreciate your business.  


MAKE THE INVESTMENT AND TAKE A CLASS

Now that the beekeeping season is just about ready to start buzzing, beekeeping classes are in big demand. We've held two beginner classes the last two Saturdays at our training center and our Spring Management Class is this Saturday with two openings remaining. This class will address making spring splits, adding honey supers, cleaning up winter die-outs, reversing hive bodies for maximum brood production, spring feeding and more. If you are interested click here or call us. 217-427-2678. 

We have other dates and classes available. See a list of all of our classes here. Our training center is located in central Illinois between Champaign and Danville, Illinois, 5 miles south of I-74. Come see us!

Since My Bees Are Bringing In Pollen Do I Need To Feed?
It's good to see bees bringing in pollen from trees in late winter. But depending on where you live it may be short lived. Many trees such as maples and oaks will produce pollen in late winter only to be short lived when another blast of cold weather moves in. If you are in the south and there are many other sources of nectar and pollen then winter is almost over for you. But if you are in the north and there are no dandelions or other significant nectar sources you will likely need to feed your bees for the next few weeks and even longer if the weather turns cold.
We suggest removing the Winter-Bee-Kind and begin using our Burns Bees Feeding System. Take a look at our suggestion for feeding your bees in late winter and early spring by watching my video below:


A DAY IN THE APIARY WITH DAVID
One of our most popular classes is A Day In The Apiary With David. Come and spend a few hours in a hive with David, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper. You'll learn how to find the queen, how to mark your queen, how to evaluate brood and your queen's health. You'll also learn how to inspect a colony and how to identify pests and diseases. Learn how to know what's healthy and what's not. We have two dates available. Click on the dates below for more information. Isn't it time you step up and learn to really know your hive?

Will Adding A Honey Super Prevent Swarming?
No. Bees swarm when they are congested in their brood nest area and this is what triggers a swarm. DO NOT make the mistake of thinking a honey super will give them room not to swarm. I'm a Certified Master Beekeeper and I see beekeepers constantly making big mistakes that often cost them their hives. Knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. You need a beekeeping mentor. I want to help navigate you through the challenges of spring. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me your concerns or questions about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. 

IS IT BETTER TO START WITH 2 HIVES OR JUST 1 HIVE?

If your budget allows, it's always better to start with 2 hives. Here's why:
1) You can share resources between the two hives, such as eggs, honey etc.
2) If you lose one hive you are still a beekeeper.
3) You can potentially have twice the production of honey.

This year many customers have purchased our Freedom Kit because it comes with two hives and all the equipment. You can purchase any of our kits with or without packages of bees. We still have kits available with a package of bees and a mated queen until March 30th. Bees are for pickup only at our location. Check out all of our hive kits by clicking here.

Sincerely,

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
( Located In Central Illinois 40 Miles East Of Champaign/Urbana)
Just tell your smart phone to "Take Me To Long Lane Honey Bee Farms"
217-427-2678
www.honeybeesonline.com

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hello Friend! You are reading this either because you are a beekeeper or you are interested in beekeeping. Hi, we are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. We are located in East Central-Illinois. Customers drive from many hours a way to purchase hive kits and bees. Why not save some shipping cost and drive over this week and pick up your Freedom Kit. Includes two hives and two packages of bees and mated queens and the equipment you need to get started. You can pick up your hives and equipment this week and then pick up your bees in the spring. Come on by and meet some nice folks who know about bees. We are opened an additional day, the first Sunday of each month. We are open this Sunday Feb. 5th noon-5pm.

Sign up for one of our upcoming beekeeping classes. Click here for the full schedule. We also teach beekeeping classes at Heartland Community College in Bloomington, Illinois and at the Danville Area Community College in Danville, Illinois.

We've created two new videos, one for beekeepers who are wondering how to feed bees in the winter and one for prospective beekeepers who are staring this spring:


How To Put A Hive Together In 60 Seconds



Feeding Bees In The Winter
SHOULD YOU TEST FOR MITES IN THE WINTER?

Normally, treating for varroa mites during the winter is not practical. It is true that oxalic acid and powdered sugar works better on broodless colonies. However, I would never recommend disturbing a colony during the winter by administering some sort of treatment. A better approach is to keep mite levels below 3% all year so as they enter winter they are healthy and do not need treated.

COME BY AND SEE US

We are located in East-Central Illinois between Danville, IL and Champaign/Urbana, Il, about 5 miles south of I-74 exit 206.
HOURS

Mon 10am - 6pm  
Tue   10am - 3pm
Wed  10am - 6pm
Thu   10am - 3pm
                                                              Fri       9am - Noon
                                                        1st Sunday of Each Month Noon-5pm

You Can Still Wrap Your Hive Even In The Middle Of Winter
Even though I filmed this video in late summer, you can still wrap your hive in the winter.

What If You Could Call, Email Or Text A Certified Master Beekeeper To Help You With Your Hive?
Knowing when and what to do is the tricky part of beekeeping. Let me be your mentor. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me concerns or questions they are having about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees until spring, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before your bees arrive.

 


I'm glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs. Let us help you make a good decision on equipment such as our Freedom Kit, which is one of our very popular kits to get started in beekeeping. Click here to learn more about our start up kits.

Here are a few important articles to help you prepare for spring:

Help your bees make it through winter by making a few changes now...read more

Let me tell you how to test for varroa mites on your bees...read more

Get ready to make some spring splits...read more

Are you installing a package of bees this spring? Do it the right way...read more

Sincerely,

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms217-427-2678