Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New Video On 1st Inspection Of An OverWintered Hive

Honey Bees: A Calming Joy

Sheri and I hope that you are staying safe and healthy. We are still on schedule for package bee pick up on April 25th as we are an essential agricultural business. We will have you stay in your car and will place the packages in the car for you. Our store will not be open that day so if you are in need of items, please purchase online at: www.honeybeesonline.com. and we will have items shipped to you.

With all that is going on in the world, what a joy to observe these amazing creatures flying in and out of their hive, going about their work as usual. Our gardens, orchards and speciality crops are so dependent upon the pollination service that honey bees provide.

Sheri and I would like to thank all of our customers who continue to purchase our online classes and beekeeping equipment. Supporting small businesses at this time is so important and we really do appreciate it.

We'd like to share four areas where we've been working hard for you lately. First, we've made all of our ONLINE Beekeeping classes available at 50% off. You can watch them in the safety of your home, at your own pace, forever, no time limit or pressure. All local beekeeping classes have been canceled around the country, so our ONLINE COURSES will give beekeepers the knowledge they are seeking. We've had our classes online for years with students telling us how much they have enjoyed and appreciate our online courses.

Our Most Popular Course Is Our
The Ultimate Course Includes: Spring Management, Basic Beginners, How To Get Your Bees Through The Winter, Advance Beekeeping & How To Raise Queens

With the increase in Online Courses, David has been very busy signing each Certificate of Completion

Secondly, we've been working hard to put together a live ZOOM beekeeping podcast. Knowing that you may be getting bored at home, now you can join Jon and David for a live (Zoom) episode of their popular podcast, Hive Talk. It's Thursday April 2nd at 2pm Central Time. We thought maybe you had time on your hand and would enjoy talking with David and Jon on their Popular HIVE TALK Podcast. Check out the instructions below and join David and Jon. You can even throw some questions there way. If you've never heard David and Jon together, you are missing a great treat. Together they are witty, brilliant, entertaining and share over half a century in beekeeping experience.



Join us live via Zoom meeting on April 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).  

Join us from your computer (PC, Mac or Linux) or your smartphone (iOS or Android): 

Sign in to your zoom account before you click the link to join the meeting, or you will be prompted to log in and/or download and install the software. To download and set up an account in advance, go to:  https://zoom.us/download

You will be able to use the chat feature in Zoom to type in your questions and comments during the program.

If you don't want to install zoom, you can also join by phone and listen:
312-626-6799 (US Toll) or 
646-558-8656 (US Toll) 
and enter the Meeting ID: 741 197 996 

This meeting will be recorded and uploaded to our podcast library. Not familiar with Hive Talk? Listen to some of our previous episodes:

NEW BEEKEEPING VIDEO

Thirdly, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns, has made a new and extensive YouTube video. Join David as he opens up an overwintered colony to see how well it did during the winter. In this video David will evaluate the brood, if drone brood is present, the condition of the queen, perform a mite count, evaluate the bee population, stored resources and if the deep hive bodies need rotated. Be sure and Subscribe to his channel and PLEASE give this video a thumbs up. Check out this NEW video below:


Fourthly, Sheri and I have been spending the last few months working hard with our publisher and editors to finish our Beekeeping book. We have enjoyed writing this book on beekeeping finally putting our unique practices and philosophy into print. Our book should hit the bookstores in July. We will keep you posted.

"I Can't Believe It" That's what one new BeeTeam6 member said to me recently. He said he couldn't believe I actually answered his call and knew his name. He was in a dilemma with his bees and I talked him through quite a mess, and together we got his hive problem solved from several states away.

BeeTeam6 is my mentorship/coaching program. Once you sign up, you are given my personal cell phone, my email address and the privilege to call me or text me or email me anytime you need help. One person even told me this week that they view me as a good friend since I've helped them so much.

Please consider signing up and becoming a part of BeeTeam6. This is the time of the year you can really benefit from a solid, certified mentor. Each month I will send you several beekeeping articles and videos. For less that $5 a week, I'm on the other end of your phone anytime you need me, 7 days a week. This is a great way to enjoy beekeeping rather than going at it all alone, not knowing for sure what to do next. And, for the month of April, when you sign up as a new BeeTeam6, 6 month member, you will receive a free, autographed copy of our new book this coming out this Summer.





Thank you all so much for your continued support of our family's business!

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







Friday, March 13, 2020

With Many Beekeeping Classes Being Canceled We Are Offering 50% OFF All ONLINE Courses

Because Colleges & Universities Are Closed Many Beekeeping Classes Are Canceled

In Response We Are Offering 50% Off All Of Our ONLINE BEEKEEPING COURSES because we know many new beekeepers have a limited time to take these classes before bees arrive. Enjoy Our Courses From The Comfort Of Your Home




Watch Our Newly Published Video & Please Subscribe To Our Beekeeping YouTube Channel
Click On The Video Below:

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

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus & Implications On Beekeeping

Coronavirus Fear Has Gripped Our Nation

COVID 19 is a serious concern and regular care and attention is prudent such as washing your hands and having extras of common items.
How Does the Corona Virus Impact Honey Bees?

Virologist agree that COVID 19 cannot infect arthropods, such as honey bees. That's good news given the fact that bees are battling a large array of viruses already. The number one enemy of honey bees is the varroa destructor mite because as the mite bites bees it transfers viruses to bees. Once bees are infected with viruses the viruses spreads rapidly through the colony. Mite control is the single most advantageous management practice beekeepers need to understand to be successful. Check out my ONLINE MITE CONTROL COURSE.

Can Honey Cure COVID 19?

The New York Post ran an article of a Briton who came down with Coronavirus and refused regular treatment and instead, used honey and whisky. While throughout history honey has been known for its natural beneficial properties, it should never replace conventional medical services. Honey mixed with whisky and lemon juice has been around a long time.It is believed to have been invented in Scotland in the 1700s. It is known as a Hot Toddy. Many people really believe in its natural healing power. My mom gave it to me occasionally as a kid when I was sick. Again, DO NOT use a Hot Toddy instead of going to the doctor and receiving conventional medical care. Honey should only be used along with sound medical advice. Honey should not be given to children under 1 year old.

How Does the Corona Virus Impact Beekeeping?

COVID 19 should have little to no negative consequences on beekeeping. If anything, it should increase awareness of how important it is to become more self-sufficient in a fragile world. How does beekeeping add to being self-sufficient? Many are striving to become more self-sufficient, especially by growing our own food through crops, orchards and plants that feed cattle. Honey bees pollinate these crops providing fruits and vegetables and feed for many animals. Of course honey is a natural sweetener.

If You Are Staying Home To Play It Safe Against the Coronavirus, What Can You Do To Occupy Your Time? Beekeeping!

Consider taking one of our ONLINE COURSES from the comfort and safety of your home. Perhaps your beekeeping class was cancelled or you are not comfortable spending the day in a classroom with others. Now you can enjoy learning all about bees from the comfort of your home through our online courses.




Join Me This Saturday (March 14th 2020) 11am-3pm In Monmouth, Illinois

I'll be speaking between 11am and 3pm addressing Basic and Intermediate Beekeeping Techniques.

The address is:
120 S Sunny Ln, Monmouth, IL 61462

Just show up!


Monmouth Illinois is 17 miles west of Galesburg, Illinois. Contact Tom at: beekeeper76@yahoo.com for more info.

DO YOU HAVE A QUALIFIED MENTOR?

Join Now & Have EAS Certified Master Beekeeper At Your Fingertips. You Can Call, Email Or Text When You Need Guidance.

The first 10 to sign up TODAY ONLY (6 month membership) will receive a personally signed autographed copy of David & Sheri's new beekeeping book when it comes out this August.

So many beekeepers are signing up for BeeTeam6, a mentorship coaching program to help you with all your beekeeping needs, no matter where you live. Wouldn't it be nice to have a certified master beekeeper at your fingertips anytime you aren't sure what to do next, or what that funny looking stuff is on your frame? When to feed? Disease? Queenless? What treatment would work? When you call, you get David Burns, not a secretary. Once you are registered you are given David's personal cell phone number and email to help you in all your beekeeping endeavors.

-You will also receive several new instructional videos and articles each month.

- Picture/Video Evaluation Of Your Hive When Needed. Send David a video and/or pictures of what concerns you and he will advise you on the next step to take. 

The first 10 to sign up TODAY ONLY (6 month membership) will receive a personally signed autographed copy of David & Sheri's new beekeeping book when it comes out this August.


Burns Bees Feeding System Back In Stock!

Often, beekeepers fail to keep enough food strategically placed on the hive for maximum brood build up in the spring. For example, when temperatures reach 50 or below in the spring, say on a cool spring night, the cluster is no longer able to feed from an entrance feeder on the front of a hive. And with the recent studies we know that bees need protein (pollen) as much if not more than just sugar water. The Burns Bees Feed System places the food strategically over the brood nest area, keeping food where bees can always access it even on cold nights or rainy spring days. What about a summer dearth, that period between summer and fall nectar flows? Bees often suffer from a lack of nutrition in late summer and fall. The Burns Bees Feed System keeps both liquid and patties on the hive for maximum preparation for winter. The Burns Bees Feed System includes 2 jar caps. Does not include mason jars or feed. Use board in place of inner cover. Available for 10 or 8 frame Hives.

>>>> START FEEDING YOUR BEES NOW! <<<<


TOTAL AND BEST COMPLETE PACKAGE
A Hive + Bees + Equipment + Fee Class

Look no further!! We will ship the hives and equipment now, then you come to pick up bees 4/25/20 (date can change so flexibility is required)

This is a new product, a Total Package!! Everything you need to get started in beekeeping today. Package includes:

1 Newbee Start Up Beehive (1 deep with 10 frames and foundation.

1 honey super with 10 frames and foundations.

1 premier inner cover

1 telescoping top cover

1 screen bottom board with entrance reducer) *Made In America by Illinois craftsmen *Top of the line quality * Completely Assembled * Painted and sealed twice *Ready to go right out of the box
             1 - 3 lb package of bees with queen (must be picked up ONLY on 4/25/20 at our Training Center in Fairmount IL. You will receive more info on bees.) AND A FREE CLASS!
            Order now and you will receive our Beginners Online Course, taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns (no substitutions, sorry). You can watch anytime and as often as you want. Provide valid email and check for video email. PLUS
             1 Smoker
             1 Hat with Veil
             1 entrance feeder with holed cap
             1 hive tool
             Priceless: All year customer service





Thursday, March 5, 2020

New Youtube Video On Spring Feeding

Spring Is Only 15 Days Away

We now have 30 more 3 lb packages of bees with mated queen available. Click here to order today.

Our phone is ringing off the hook with beekeepers asking when and what they should feed their bees this spring. I decided to make a YouTube video describing and explaining spring feeding. Check it out below:


2 Effective Way Of Feeding Bees In The Spring

  1. Feeding Additives

We recommend adding these additives to your spring 1:1 sugar water and place the feeder on the top in one of our Burns Bees Feeding System. These additives contain everything needed to get your bees off to a great start after surviving winter or starting with a new package or nuc. DO NOT ADD any additional items to your sugar water once you've added these additives. Add 1 tsp of each vial to one quart of 1:1 sugar water. It is simple and easy. There is enough to make 5 quarts of sugar water.Click here to order now!

2. Burns Bees Feeding System

Often, beekeepers fail to keep enough food strategically placed on the hive for maximum brood build up in the spring. For example, when temperatures reach 50 or below in the spring, say on a cool spring night, the cluster is no longer able to feed from an entrance feeder on the front of a hive. And with the recent studies we know that bees need protein (pollen) as much if not more than just sugar water. The Burns Bees Feed System places the food strategically over the brood nest area, keeping food where bees can always access it even on cold nights or rainy spring days. What about a summer dearth, that period between summer and fall nectar flows? Bees often suffer from a lack of nutrition in late summer and fall. The Burns Bees Feed System keeps both liquid and patties on the hive for maximum preparation for winter. The Burns Bees Feed System includes 2 jar caps. Does not include mason jars or feed. Use board in place of inner cover. Available for 10 or 8 frame Hives.

>>>> START FEEDING YOUR BEES NOW! <<<<



Join David For His Next Course At His Training Center:

Spring Management April 4th 1pm-5pm

Whether you are starting with a new package or nuc or you just overwintered your first hive you need to know how to manage your bees this spring. Spring brings many challenges such as the infestation of mites, overcrowded hives, rapid expansion leading to one half of your bees leaving in a swarm and more. Are you sure you have the skills to manage this crazy season of beekeeping? Sign up for our Spring Management Course.

Once your bees survive the winter, knowing what to do next is crucial. When to split? How to prevent swarming? When to add supers? How to control mites. Join us for this exciting spring class. We will hold the class at our training center located at 14556 N 1020 East Rd., Fairmount IL 61841. Please follow these directions (some GPS units do not work for our location). Off I-74, take the Oakwood Exit 206. Go south into town, to 2nd stop sign (Catlin-Homer Rd). Turn left onto Catlin-Homer Rd., going down two country roads to 1020 East. Turn left, go down another 1/4 mile until you see our signs. If you need hotel information, we suggest either the Best Western in Danville (217-431-0020) Holiday Inn at 217-442-2500 or our own Sleepy Creek Vineyard at 217-733-0330 (only about 2 miles away). 

This class is filling up and is only 30 days away! 


If you live too far away, you can take this course ONLINE. Click here for the online spring course.

TOTAL AND BEST COMPLETE PACKAGE
A Hive + Bees + Equipment + Fee Class

Look no further!! We will ship the hives and equipment now, then you come to pick up bees 4/25/20 (date can change so flexibility is required)

This is a new product, a Total Package!! Everything you need to get started in beekeeping today. Package includes:

1 Newbee Start Up Beehive (1 deep with 10 frames and foundation.

1 honey super with 10 frames and foundations.

1 premier inner cover

1 telescoping top cover

1 screen bottom board with entrance reducer) *Made In America by Illinois craftsmen *Top of the line quality * Completely Assembled * Painted and sealed twice *Ready to go right out of the box
             1 - 3 lb package of bees with queen (must be picked up ONLY on 4/25/20 at our Training Center in Fairmount IL. You will receive more info on bees.) AND A FREE CLASS!
            Order now and you will receive our Beginners Online Course, taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns (no substitutions, sorry). You can watch anytime and as often as you want. Provide valid email and check for video email. PLUS
             1 Smoker
             1 Hat with Veil
             1 entrance feeder with holed cap
             1 hive tool
             Priceless: All year customer service


David & Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
www.honeybeesonline.com
Near Fairmount Illinois, 40 miles East of Champaign/Urbana, Illinois
217-427-2678





Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Pros & Cons of Beekeeping

Before I talk about the pros and cons of beekeeping let me announce that we are extending our online course sale of %50 off. I normally do not send these emails out this close, but so many people took advantage of our Online Courses at 50% on Presidents Day and yet so many people contacted us the next day because they missed this sale. It was over before they read their email. Therefore, we decided to extend this sale through Friday at Midnight. Courses are listed below in this newsletter.

Recently, someone asked me the Pros and Cons of beekeeping. I thought that would be a great idea to answer this question. I'll start with the Pros. What are the positives of beekeeping?

1. Enjoyable Hobby. Being outside in the fresh air with nature and learning and exploring beekeeping is very good for our mental health. It keeps us active and thinking.

2. Expanding additional pollinators from our hive in our community helps everyone. Our bees will help pollinate our neighbor's flowers and garden up to 3 miles away.

3. Enjoying the wonderful taste of honey that came directly from your hives is very satisfying. Knowing that we are eating our very own honey that our bees made is so cool.

4. By keeping bees you are ensuring that honey bees continue on, and will be present for years to come. No one wants to see bees vanish. Beekeepers help keep bees strong and alive.

5. Meeting other beekeepers and making friends. Bee clubs, meetings and talking with a fellow beekeeper nurtures a social element that is important.

What Are The Cons, The Challenges?

1. Initial startup cost can seem a bit much to some. The hive, equipment and bees can total over $300-$400 the first year.

2. Keeping the hive healthy requires following an inspection regiment and a knowledge and understanding that can take years to master.

3. Quitting is easy. Some new beekeepers may lose their bees after their first year or two and throw in the towel rather than learning from mistakes and trying again.

4. Feeling all alone, not sure of your abilities and no one to help answer questions. Sometimes we are embarrassed to ask for help and we do not want to share our lack of knowledge and need for help.

Sheri Was Nominated "Remarkable Woman."

Recently, a local T.V. station ran a contest of remarkable women in the area and Sheri was chosen and they did a piece on her work with bees. Watch this 4 minute video clip below featuring Sheri, our family and Long Lane Honey Bee Farms:


Sheri and I answer beekeeping questions through emails and our business phones all day. Sheri answers most of the questions. Her knowledge and beekeeping skills are amazing. Sheri and I enjoy speaking together at conference and clubs, so if you are look for speakers, bring us in. Sheri's business degree helps her focuses on the beekeeping business side of things, and many times beekeepers are weak in this area. Sheri is able to share her beekeeping business plan, marketing techniques and social media strategies. Call our office to schedule us in your area. 217-427-2678.

DISCOUNT CONTINUED THROUGH FRIDAY MIDNIGHT
Ultimate Beekeeping Course 50% Off
Includes: Basic Beekeeping Course, Spring Management Course, Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Course, Advance Beekeeping Course & How To Start Raising Your Own Queens Course.
Regularly $269 Now $134.50 until Midnight
* * * * Click here to order now! * * * *

Other Courses 50% Off:
Click On The Course To Order







Join David For His Next Two Courses At His Training Center:

Basic Beekeeping March 7th 1pm-6pm, only a few spots open. Register Today!

Spring Management April 4th 1pm-5pm

TOTAL AND BEST COMPLETE PACKAGE
A Hive + Bees + Equipment + Fee Class

Look no further!! We will ship the hives and equipment now, then you come to pick up bees 4/25/20 (date can change so flexibility is required)

This is a new product, a Total Package!! Everything you need to get started in beekeeping today. Package includes:

1 Newbee Start Up Beehive (1 deep with 10 frames and foundation.

1 honey super with 10 frames and foundations.

1 premier inner cover

1 telescoping top cover

1 screen bottom board with entrance reducer) *Made In America by Illinois craftsmen *Top of the line quality * Completely Assembled * Painted and sealed twice *Ready to go right out of the box
             1 - 3 lb package of bees with queen (must be picked up ONLY on 4/25/20 at our Training Center in Fairmount IL. You will receive more info on bees.) AND A FREE CLASS!
            Order now and you will receive our Beginners Online Course, taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns (no substitutions, sorry). You can watch anytime and as often as you want. Provide valid email and check for video email. PLUS
             1 Smoker
             1 Hat with Veil
             1 entrance feeder with holed cap
             1 hive tool
             Priceless: All year customer service


Mystery Photo Contest

We've posted a mystery photo and we would like to present a challenge to see who can identify it correctly and provide the most detail in the cause, effects on bees and correction and or if it could have been prevented and how. The winner will receive a special love care kit from David and Sheri featuring a new hive tool, two feeding additive packages, a Burns Bees Feeding System and a FREE copy of David & Sheri's new beekeeping book when it is released late this summer.

Here's how it works:
1. Visit our link provided below and study the picture.
2. Once you think you are sure of your answer, send your answer to longlanehoneybees@gmail.com The winner will be selected based on the most complete and thorough answer. So do not just say what it is, give possible causes, effect if any on bees, corrective action and if and how it could have been prevented.

3. Here's the link: www.honeybeesonline.com The picture is posted on our front page just scroll down.

Good Luck!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy President's Day - 50% Off Online Courses

Until Midnight Tonight, Save 50% off all Online Beekeeping Courses

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, (www.honeybeesonline.com) located in Fairmount, Illinois. For today only we are offering an unbelievable savings of 50% off on our Online Courses. Take advantage of this saving as our way of helping you to become well educated and knowledgeable before you begin enjoying your bees soon.

Ultimate Beekeeping Course 50% Off
Includes: Basic Beekeeping Course, Spring Management Course, Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Course, Advance Beekeeping Course & How To Start Raising Your Own Queens Course.
Regularly $269 Now $134.50 until Midnight
* * * * Click here to order now! * * * *

Other Courses 50% Off:
Click On The Course To Order








If you've ever called our office you've more than likely talked to Sheri. Sheri is being featured on WCIA, a local channel, this Tuesday for her amazing accomplishments in her life. Sheri has spend most of her life enjoying raising our six children and now enjoying our 11 grandchildren. Before becoming a beekeeper and owning a beekeeping company Sheri worked as an educator. Sheri and I have been working this winter on our new beekeeping book that we are co-authoring together. We are so fortunate to have her overseeing our business. She adds so much and more recently she took it upon herself to develop new products for our customers. I encourage you to lend some support to Sheri's new items shown below and try them out:

All of us as beekeepers love to display our enjoyment with our hobby. Why not enjoy a warm drink in the winter with this beautiful tea or coffee cup showing bees at work. It's embossed with bees and honeycomb and adds rustic charm. Makes a nice gift for yourself or someone else. Order Now

Every cook needs a good wooden spoon but do you have one with displaying a bee and comb? Use it to whip up a batch of your favorite honey recipes. Wonderful gift. Includes shipping. Order Now

Beeswax Wraps for you do-it-yourselfers! Beeswax wraps are a good, recyclable product in place of plastic. It molds to containers or food by the warmth of your hands. Use it on jars, containers, or food (except meat and processed foods.) Can last one year.
Included are the instructions, waxing bars (beeswax, jojoba oil, pine resin), stirring stick, 3 squares of 100% cotton fabric of various colors and styles (or use your own favorite!). You supply the oven, baking sheets and brush. Fun project for do-it-yourselfers to preserve your food. Washing and care instructions also included.

One of my favorite tasting honey is spun honey. Sheri has her unique way to bring an awesome smoothness to this spun honey from our hives here at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. Great in coffee, on toast or just when you want to sneak a teaspoon for an energy boost. Order Now







Beeswax wraps. Ingredients include beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil and tree resin. Use to wrap food and bowls (not recommended for meat). Seal by using the heat of your hands. Sustainable, reusable, washable (don't use it in the dishwasher, microwave or oven! Order Now





Join David For His Next Two Courses At His Training Center:

Basic Beekeeping March 7th 1pm-6pm, only a few spots open. Register Today!

Spring Management April 4th 1pm-5pm


TOTAL AND BEST COMPLETE PACKAGE
A Hive + Bees + Equipment + Fee Class

Look no further!! We will ship the hives and equipment now, then you come to pick up bees 4/25/20 (date can change so flexibility is required)

This is a new product, a Total Package!! Everything you need to get started in beekeeping today. Package includes:

1 Newbee Start Up Beehive (1 deep with 10 frames and foundation.

1 honey super with 10 frames and foundations.

1 premier inner cover

1 telescoping top cover

1 screen bottom board with entrance reducer) *Made In America by Illinois craftsmen *Top of the line quality * Completely Assembled * Painted and sealed twice *Ready to go right out of the box
             1 - 3 lb package of bees with queen (must be picked up ONLY on 4/25/20 at our Training Center in Fairmount IL. You will receive more info on bees.) AND A FREE CLASS!
            Order now and you will receive our Beginners Online Course, taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns (no substitutions, sorry). You can watch anytime and as often as you want. Provide valid email and check for video email. PLUS
             1 Smoker
             1 Hat with Veil
             1 entrance feeder with holed cap
             1 hive tool
             Priceless: All year customer service



Here's our newest hive kit with package of bees! (BEES ARE PICK UP AT OUR CENTER IN FAIRMOUNT IL) One deep hive with 10 frames and foundation, 1 med super with 10 frames and foundations, premium inner cover, metal covered top cover, one entrance reducer, and FREE ENTRANCE FEEDER (although we think you'll want to switch to the 3 Season Burns Bees feeding system). Foundation colors vary.Great for the beginner to add more boxes to, or as a gift for the hobbyist in your life who wants to get started in beekeeping. Click Here To Order Now!


Nucs & Packages
We still have several packages available when purchased with our hive kits such as the one above. However, we are sold out of just single individual packages. We do have a few 5 frame Nucs available. Click here for more info on our locally raised 5 frame Nucs.