Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Mite Control - Wrapping - Feeding - Weird Smelling Hives

Happy Last Days Of Summer! We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and honeybeesonline.com. It's almost here. Fall will arrive on September 22nd, 2019.
Only five days away. Are your bees ready?  In this newsletter I'll give you tips on preparing your bees for winter such as mite control, fall and winter feeding, wrapping hives and is the weird hive smell a bad thing?

Our lane is lined on the north side with an abundance of goldenrod. Goldenrod makes your hives smell weird. And yes my hives smell weird! Nectar produced by fall asters will make hives take on a funky smell. Don't panic and jump to the conclusion that you have the dreaded, smelly American foulbrood disease. Probably just a fall crop of goldenrod. Can goldenrod produce a fall honey crop? Not likely. While it is a good source of nectar and pollen to help bees prepare for winter, rarely are bees able to gather and store enough for an abundant crop. 

Take advantage of educating yourself on how to control mites with our new MITE CONTROL ONLINE COURSE. There are only a few weeks left to bring your mite levels under control. If you "think" your mite levels are fine, you may be heartbroken when your bees die this winter. You've enjoyed your bees, now take advantage of this online course to learn how to deal with mites. Mites are the main reason colonies die in the winter. Click here now.

1st Year Of BeeTeam6 Mentoring Videos Now Available to Everyone
This resource is a very unique opportunity for you to have access to 1 year's worth of BeeTeam6 videos-- a library of informative beekeeping videos compiled here in one place. Each video was produced privately by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns for his BeeTeam6 subscribers. Also included are several other top videos that beekeepers have enjoyed the most on YouTube. BeeTeam6 is a Beekeeping Partnership program established by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns in 2016. Purchase Now For Only $39


Watch My New YouTube Video Today
I explain the importance of fall mite control, wrapping and how to feed your bees this fall and through the winter. 

Fall Mite Control, Feeding & Wrapping Video
I'm EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns and I've spent a quarter of a century observing, admiring and studying bees. Most of my focus has been on getting bees through the winter. It really isn't that hard if done correctly. In today's new video, I'll explain my shocking findings over the years as to why bees die in the winter and how easy it is to solve the issue of bees dying in the winter.
PLEASE WATCH MY NEW VIDEO! This is the first time I've prepared a concise and detailed video on getting your bees through the winter. When you watch the video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our beekeeping YouTube channel. It's free and it will help you know when we produce new, helpful videos.
Check Out Our Hobby Kit A Great Way To Get Started In Beekeeping...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
What Happens To Bees In The Winter? This and 21 other questions are answered here...Read more

It Will Soon Turn Cold! Winter Bee Kinds Are Available
Our Winter Bee Kinds Are Available And Can Make A Huge Difference In Getting Your Bees Through The Winter 
Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Now that fall is only a few days away, make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than for the peace of mind that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives.


Preparing Bees For Winter - Burns Bees Feeding System
The only way your bees will survive the winter is by having enough bees of winter physiology. Summer bees only live 40 days. However, bees of winter physiology live 4-6 months. Bees that you raise in the fall will be bees you see next spring. But how do you raise bees of winter physiology and when? You must feed your bees in the fall so that the queen can lay an abundance of brood in October. When the queen lays an abundance of eggs in October, those bees will emerge in November and will support the hive through April. To stimulate brood rearing now you must feed your bees with our Burns Bees Feeding System. 

Our feeding board, shown to the left, allows you to feed from the top where the cluster is located on cooler fall evenings. And it provides screened holes to place your 1:1 sugar water with our protein powder. I explain all of this in my new video. Order it today while supplies last!


I also explain in today's new video how long you can use it until you replace it with our Winter-Bee-Kind winter feeder. Please watch this video now to help you prepare.

Join An Elite Team Of Beekeepers Known As BeeTeam6

Sign up now for the BeeTeam6 Beekeeping Coaching Program because over the next several weeks David will be going into detail on how to prepare your bees for winter. Sign up for the six month plan in September and receive a free winter-bee-kind shipped in November or December. Free shipping too. Click here to sign up for BeeTeam 6 now. 

MANY ARE ASKING TO TAKE MY WINTER CLASS

Many are calling and asking how to take my class on getting your bees through the winter. Unfortunately we held this course a few weeks ago. However this course is available as an online course. Learn how to get your bees through the winter with my online course, from the comfort of your home. Watch the video lessons when you have time. You can pause the teaching videos or go back and watch them over and over. 


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

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


Friday, August 30, 2019

Happy Labor Day!
We are David and Sheri Burns hoping your family enjoys this Labor Day weekend

THIS LABOR DAY, TAKE A BREAK AND SAVE 15% ON OUR ONLINE "GETTING YOUR BEES THROUGH THE WINTER" COURSE.  NOW THROUGH MONDAY.

Or come and take this course at our training center with EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns on Saturday  September 7th from 1pm-6pm. We are located outside of Fairmount, Illinois 30 miles east of Champaign/Urbana, IL.

This class teaches:
-Understanding how to feed bees in the winter.
-The importance of vitellogenesis.
-Hive ventilation vs. wrapping.
-How to raise bees of winter physiology (which live 4-6 months).
-Knowing when to feed liquid and when to shift to Winter-Bee-Kinds.
-Overwinter with a solid bottom board vs. a screen bottom board.
-Overwinter with or without a super above the brood area.
-Upper vent or not?
-and lots more...
ONLY A FEW SPOT OPEN


FALL FEEDING IS SO IMPORTANT!

Beekeepers often fail to keep enough food strategically placed in the hive for maximum brood build up.  Studies have shown that bees need protein (pollen) as much if not more than just sugar or sugar water. The Burns Bees Feed System places the food strategically above the brood nest area, keeping food where bees can always access it even on cold fall days. Available for 10 frame or 8 frame hives.

NEW VIDEO JUST RELEASED TODAY!
In this new video David walks you through how to clean up a mess when you forget and leave a frame out and the bees build stray comb everywhere. Click on the image below



Beekeeping - Cleaning Up Stray Comb

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Watch Our New Video On How To Make Comb Honey

We are David and Sheri Burns of Long Lane Honey Bee Farms located in east central Illinois. Our beekeeping videos have gone crazy on YouTube. We passed 22K Subscribers this week! Thank you. Last week I mentioned how to use a refractometer to test the moisture level of your honey. You guys bought refractors like there was no tomorrow. 

Winter-Bee-Kinds went on sale last week and are once again a very popular product to help get your bees through the winter. They are available to order, click here to order now. If you want to avoid shipping cost and pick up your winter-bee-kinds when they become available it is best to call us and place your order. 217-427-2678 Tues-Sat 10am-2pm.

Thank you for supporting our Beekeeping YouTube Channel. David has posted a new video just now showing how he attempts to make a jar of honey and comb honey like he remembered half a century ago. Click on image to watch now.


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and you will be notified each time David makes a new beekeeping video.

3 Essential Late Summer & Early Fall Beekeeping Tips

1. Bees Need Protein Powder In Late Summer and Early Fall

Feed 1:1 sugar water with 1 teaspoon of our protein powder per quart. 

Click on the link below to get your powder today. Order Now.

2. Burns Bees Feeding Systems Is A Perfect Way To Feed In Later Summer and Early Fall. 




3. Get Your Honey Moisture Right
We have honey refractometers available to help you test the moisture content of your honey. 

If your honey moisture is too high you're making vinegar not honey.








If you want to take a course from David in person at his training center he has one class left for the 2019 season. Jump in the car and come take a course with David:

Getting Your Bees Through The Winter
Saturday September 7th 1-6pm central time

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
Our New Spring/Summer Hours 10am-2pm Central Time Tues-Sat.
www.honeybeesonline.com

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Winter-Bee-Kind Winter Feeding Systems Available Now Plus Another New Video

We invented and proudly produce the Winter-Bee-Kind winter feeding system and Pre Order yours NOW!



Winter-Bee-Kinds On Sale Now For November Shipping
 
Here's how it works. Those who order first will be first to receive their order when we start shipping in November. You MUST order early. 

Our customers are so pleased and can't believe they come out of winter with huge, healthy colonies. We make these for 10 and 8 frame hives and 5 frame nucs. They come with a refill recipe. 


SAVE $20
August 1st Only 
 OUR ONLINE COURSE
"GETTING YOUR BEES THROUGH THE WINTER" 
NORMALLY $59, 1 Day Only $39, August 1st


ANOTHER NEW VIDEO
Thank you for supporting our Beekeeping YouTube Channel. We have posted a new video showing how too much moisture can ruin your honey. I'll demonstrate how you can check your honey before you pull it from your hive.

Dangers Of Harvesting Honey Too Soon!
We are glad you are keeping bees. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.
Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
Our New Spring/Summer Hours 10am-2pm Central Time Tues-Sat.
www.honeybeesonline.com

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Watch Our Newest Beekeeping Video

We invented and proudly produce the Winter-Bee-Kind winter feeding system and they GO ON SALE IN 7 DAYS.
We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and August 1st is an exciting day!

Winter-Bee-Kinds For Sale Aug. 1st For November Shipping

Years ago certified master beekeeper, David Burns invented the Winter-Bee-Kind, a way to feed, insulate and ventilate a winter colony for maximum survival during the winter. David's proprietary formula is uniquely designed to allow winter bees to consume the perfect balance of nutrients they need to survive winter.
 
How Can You Get One?
Our Winter Bee Kinds will go on sale August 1st, in 7 days!!
This means that those who order first will be first to receive their order when we start shipping in November. You MUST order early. Have you finger on your enter button at 12:01 a.m. August 1st.

Our customers are so pleased and can't believe they come out of winter with huge, healthy colonies. We make these for 10 and 8 frame hives and 5 frame nucs. They come with a refill recipe. 

If you click on the link now, it says SOLD OUT, but as of 12:01 August 1st, it will say ADD TO CART. 


SAVE $20
August 1st Only 
ON OUR ONLINE COURSE
"GETTING YOUR BEES THROUGH THE WINTER" 
NORMALLY $59, 1 Day Only $39, August 1st


Why did 40% of colonies perish in the US last winter. Will your hives be part of next winter's statistics?  

It is easy to assume all is well during the summer and fall with our bees. Watching them fly in and out can be misleading.
Many beekeepers observe "lots of bees" flying in and out and assume all is well. However, the bees flying in and out in the summer and early fall have a short life span of about 45 days. For your colony to survive the winter you must carefully manage, control and achieve certain goals and results now in late summer and fall. To achieve a strong survival rate of honey bees we must send healthy bees into the long months of winter along with food. But, these honey bees cannot make it unless they are bees that are of winter physiology. Your summer and early fall bees will likely only live two months at most while winter bees live 4-6 months.


Click on David's newest YouTube video as he opens up his largest hive ever. Learn the art of removing supers full of honey. Thank you for supporting our Beekeeping YouTube Channel. We now have over 21,000 subscribers. Please be sure to subscribe and give us a thumbs up!



We are glad you are keeping bees. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.
Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
Our New Spring/Summer Hours 10am-2pm Central Time Tues-Sat.
www.honeybeesonline.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All Your Hard Beekeeping Work And Money Can Go Down The Drain From This

We 
DavidSheri
are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. 50 years ago today Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin climbed aboard Saturn V for their journey to the moon. A man on the moon use to be only a dream. We can accomplish so much when we put our mind to it. Beekeeping has come a long way in the last 50 years as well. 50 years ago we did not have mites in the US. Now we do. Mites are the number one reason colonies fail in the winter. Beekeepers often convince themselves that they do not have mites then wonder why their hives died in the winter. 

Even though we may have our minds on honey production and harvest, the next 4 months are the most crucial to keep our colonies from becoming infected with viruses spread by mites only to perish in the winter.

Over the last few months I've been working hard to produce a new resource for beekeepers explaining in detail how to combat mights. It is a new ONLINE COURSE ON MITE CONTROL. Many people pre-ordered the course several weeks ago, and it will go live later today. The price is $39 for the remainder of today but will be $59 after today. Save $20 and learn to control mites.

This course will show you how to effectively use Green Drone Comb, Oxalic Acid Vapor Treatment, Formic Acid Treatment, Powdered Sugar Dusting, Screen Bottom Boards, Breaking The Queens Brood Cycle, How To Test For Mites, How To Make Your Own Testing Jar, How To Calculate Your Findings To Determine If You Should Treat. Selecting The Appropriate Treatment Approach Based On Your Test Results.
This course was videotaped in hives to help you see how you perform mite test and appropriate approaches to control mites. This course is an ONLINE COURSE to be enjoyed on your own schedule, in the convenience of your home. You will NOT be with other online students. These are videos for you to enjoy privately, and they last forever so you can watch them when you are ready. You can pause and replay over and over. Upon completion of the included worksheet you also receive a certificate of completion. Click here to order now and began keeping healthy bees.
Click on any of our other online courses of your choice below and find out why smart beekeepers keep getting smarter. You've enjoyed your bees so much. Isn't it time you learn more!



Queens For Sale 

Queen
Is your hive queenless or does your queen have a poor laying pattern? It will not get better. Click here to get your new queen before they are unavailable for the season.  We ship UPS overnight around the US. 

Maybe you want some different genetics in your hive. Order Your Queens Today


Do You Need A Beekeeping Mentor?
The new bee season has made beekeepers so happy that they signed up for our Beekeeping Mentorship Program. They are able to call, email or text Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns any questions or concerns they have about their bees. Members are calling and asking for guidance about catching swarms, making splits, controlling mites and more. Some are seeking help in evaluating if they have a queen in their hive. Join our mentorship program today. You can join for 6 months, or join on a month to month basis.
   


Join Us For Our "Getting Your Bees Through The Winter" Class At Our Training Center Sept. 7th
You've invested so much time and money into your hives, make sure you know how to prepare your hives for winter.
Our Overwintering Workshop is a 1 day class from 1pm-6pm Central Time, Saturday September 7th at our training center. Topics discussed will be pest and disease control for fall and how that can adversely affect a hive in the winter, proper feeding of a hive to get through the winter, winter wraps, feeding systems, etc. Those attending this onsite course can also purchase our famous Winter Bee Kinds on that day, which means you can get them early!


Our family beekeeping business has been around before beekeeping was trendy. We know you have so many options. Many people prefer to support a small, family business and we appreciate the support. This is all we do to make a living, so thank you so much for your support.

Everyone Is Already Calling Wanting One Of Our Winter-Bee-Kinds
Years ago certified master beekeeper, David Burns invented the Winter-Bee-Kind, a way to feed, insulate and ventilate a winter colony for maximum survival in the harshest winter environment. It's David's formula that is so unique that allows the bees to consume the nutrients they need to survive winter. 
How Can You Get One?
Our Winter Bee Kinds will go on sale August 1st, in 16 days!!
This means that those who order first will be first to receive their order when we start shipping in November. You MUST order early. Have you finger on your enter button at 12:01 a.m. August 1st.
Our customers are so pleased and can't believe they come out of winter with huge, healthy colonies. We make these for 10 frame hives, 8 frame hives and 5 frame nuc hives. They come with a refill recipe. 
If you click on the link now, it says SOLD OUT, but as of 12:01 August 1st, it will say ADD TO CART. 


The Dearth Has Hit Many Places 
A dearth means the major source of nectar and pollen has dramatically decreased for bees and they are starting to rely on stored pollen and honey in the hive. Sadly, some colonies can consume all of their winter stores even before winter begins. Do not let this happen. As soon as you see signs of a dearth, begin feeding your bees with our Burns Bees Feeding System. We recommend 1:1 sugar in late summer and fall to stimulate laying of bees of winter physiology. Also, add 1 teaspoon of our protein powder to 1 quart of 1:1 sugar water to give the bees the protein they need to produce royal jelly to feed your developing larvae.  

 
We are glad you are keeping bees. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.
Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
Our Summer Hours 10am-2pm Central Time Tues-Sat.
www.honeybeesonline.com