Sunday, December 31, 2017

Packages Of Bees Online!

Happy New Years! We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and It's finally here, January 1st, 2018. Our Packages of bees go on sale at the first minute of the new year. We expect our packages to sell our very fast this year, so if you need a package for 2018, be sure and order yours as soon as possible. 

Click here to see if the packages are online yet. They may go online an hour or so before midnight. 

We Encourage You To Watch Our Video For Installing Packages:

Installing A Package

Don't wait until spring to order your hive. It's much better to order your equipment before the spring rush. Now is a perfect time to make your choices and secure what you need.
Freedom Kit with bees is our kit for the serious beekeeper...Read more
How Many Hives Should You Start With?  The average backyard hobbyist should always start with 2 or more. Why? With two hives, you can compare...Read More
How Close To The House Can I Put My Hives? This and 18 other questions are answered here...Read more
Our Winter Bee Kinds Can Make A Huge Difference
Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Now that it is cold, make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than insurance that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives.

Be Prepared
Now that it's time to secure your packages for 2018, be sure you know all you need to know about beekeeping. Sign up for one of our classes or sign up for our mentorship program. Click below:

Beekeeping Classes       Beekeeping Mentorship

I'm glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.


David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

New 2018 Hours:
Monday 10am - 6pm 
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 9am - Noon
Saturday - Our store is also open on days when we have Saturday classes

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Seasons Greetings!! We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and We love introducing and training beekeepers. We have sold so many hives this month as Christmas gifts. Beekeeping makes a great Christmas gift because it is a gift they will enjoy long into the future.

Here's a few gift ideas that will knock their holiday socks off:
Gift Certificates are available from our website. Keep in mind that if you purchase a gift certificate online, it can only be used online. For example, some are purchasing gift certificates so that the receiver can use them to buy packages of bees on January 1. Others are buying gift certificates so their special someone can choose the hive to meet their individual preferences. 

Give Them A Class As A Gift

We have a full schedule of 2018 classes coming up. Why not buy a class as a gift. Click here for a full roster of our classes.

The Freedom Kit Makes The Complete Gift
Starting beekeeping with 2 hives is a huge advantage. It allows the beekeeper to swap frames to keep colonies equalized. If one hive becomes queenless and fails to raise a queen, simply transfer a frame of eggs to the queenless hive so they can raise a new queen. Click here for our Freedom Kit with Packages of Bees & Supplies.

Give The Gift Of Mentorship
Another gift idea is to give them the gift of our mentorship program. Beekeepers are sent beekeeping tips and videos produced by certified master beekeeper, David Burns. They are also given David's personal email, and cell phone number to call him with questions. You can purchase a 6 month subscription which will help them prepare for spring and take them through June of 2018. Click here for more information. 

We appreciate that you have chosen to do business with a small family business. Our hives are made right here in Illinois. We look forward to helping you in all your beekeeping endeavors.

We will soon close out our winter-bee-kind season, so be sure and order what you need within the next few weeks. Available for either 8 frame or 10 frame hives.

We will only be selling our Winter-Bee-Kinds for a few more weeks. Hurry and purchase what you need before we close our the year. Do not allow your bees to go hungry. It is important to keep your bees well fed so they can produce the heat they need to stay alive. 

We are located in central Illinois between Champaign/Urbana and Danville, Illinois.
David & Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms