Tuesday, August 25, 2020

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com


Believe it or not summer ends in 27 days. Are your bees ready for winter?

You've spent money, worried about your bees and have worked hard to establish you bees. Most beekeepers take a hands off approach to their bees in the fall, believing that everything is fine. This type of approach accounts for more than 50% of why entire hives perish in the winter.

Take our ONLINE "Getting Your Bees Through Winter" course!
This course will answer your questions on getting your bees through the winter. This course is a must to fully understand how bees overwinter. This course is yours forever once you purchase it. EAS Certified master beekeeper David Burns will explain how to prepare your bees for winter. Enjoy this course on your time, in the comfort and safety of your home. Watch at your own pace in private, by yourself.


Winter preparation starts NOW! So many studies reveal how poor nutrition is a leading cause of CCD and why bees are perishing, especially in winter.

Dos & Don'ts Of Feeding Bees

1. Do not use an entrance feeder in the fall. It can invite robber bees.

2. Only use a top feeder.

3. Do not feed sugar water alone.

4. Add protein, amino B, and Honey B Healthy to all of your fall liquid feeding.

5. Do not trust the amount of honey stored in your hives. Your hive can consume it before winter arrives. Feed!

6. Feed 1:1 liquid in late summer through fall with additives to stimulate brood rearing of bees with winter physiology that live 4-6 months through the winter.

7. Stop feeding liquid when daytime highs are 50 degrees (f) or below.

8. Feed your bees Winter-Bee-Kind winter food when temperatures drop below 50 degrees.



New YouTube Video On Preparing Your Bees For Winter





Our new beekeeping video is the first in a series to highly a few important areas of preparing your bees for winter. Please watch and subscribe.

Many of you are ordering our new and autographed book "Backyard Beekeeping" from our website. Thank you!

This is a great for new beginners who are thinking about beekeeping or have only been keeping bees a few years.

Our book has been endorsed by Dr. Gene Robinson from the University of Illinois and EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, Jon Zawislak, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and EAS Certified Master Beekeeper and Steve Repasky, Author of Swarm Essentials and EAS Certified Master Beekeeper

“The popularity of beekeeping is surging across the country―as an enjoyable hobby, source of delicious honey, and a way to help address the alarming decline in pollinators. David and Sheri Burns have written a comprehensive guide to getting started in beekeeping in an easygoing style that is chock-full of accurate and up-to-date information. If you’re thinking of keeping bees in your backyard or on the roof of your apartment building, or even if you already have a hive or two, this will be a very useful book for you.” ―Gene E. Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“David and Sheri have combined a thorough knowledge of honey bees with years of practical hands-on experience into a clear and concise introduction to hobbyist beekeeping. This well-organized and illustrated book invites and encourages the reader to begin falling in love with bees for themselves.” ―Jon Zawislak, Apiculture Instructor, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

“In the very complex field of keeping honey bees, David and Sherri simplify the many in-depth topics that a new beekeeper needs to consider when starting their beekeeping journey. Backyard Beekeeping is a must-read for anyone considering this fascinating adventure!” ―Stephen Repasky, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper and Author of Swarm Essentials

Here is the link for you to get your autographed copy of our new book today:


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Feeding Bees In The Fall & Winter

 

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com


Fall is only 38 days away but long before fall arrives bees begin to suffer from a lack of resources due to summer and fall dearth. It is important to continue feeding bees during this dearth to help your colony raise bees of winter physiology. Bees of winter physiology live 4-6 months but in order for the colony to raise these winter bees in late summer and fall, the colony must be well fed. This is where you come in...Feed Your Bees!!

We recommend using our fall feeder on top of your hive. St
udies show 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 over the brood nest area, keeping food where bees can always access it even rainy fall days. What about a summer dearth, that period between summer and fall nectar flows? Bees often suffer from a lack of nutrition in the summer and fall. The Burns Bees Feed System keeps both liquid and patties on the hive for maximum preparation for winter.


NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO
Our new beekeeping video demonstrates how to take care of your honey supers after you have removed them from the hive. Also, this video will demonstrate how to wash, dry and melt wax to pour into molds or to make candles. Click the video to watch now:

Our popular Winter-Bee-Kinds are available for purchase NOW!

Be sure and remember that they will not ship until mid to late November. And select the proper one, either 8 Frame or for 10 Frame Hive.




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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Winter-Bee-Kinds Available NOW!

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com

Our popular Winter-Bee-Kinds are available for purchase NOW!

Be sure and remember that they will not ship until mid to late November. And select the proper one, either 8 Frame or for 10 Frame Hive.




Winter Bee Kinds

Our very popular Winter-Bee-Kinds are on sale NOW. They will be shipped in the order in which the orders are placed so be ready this weekend to place your order. They will ship in November in cooler weather, usually near the end of November. They are a favorite among beekeepers across the country in helping honey bees make it through the winter.

Our Winter-Bee-Kinds provide the nourishment your bees need to remain warm and strong in the coldest of climates. They also provide insulation and ventilation to rid the colony of stale, moist air from the hive. In areas of very harsh winters, we recommend wrapping your colony and only use the exit/vent port on the winter-bee-kind located at the top of the colony. This helps prevents mice from entering through the lower entrance and allows your bees to take cleansing flights more easily on colder days.




Friday, July 31, 2020

How To Extract & Bottle Your Honey

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com

Many of you are ordering our new and autographed book "Backyard Beekeeping" from our website. Thank you!

This is a great for new beginners who are thinking about beekeeping or have only been keeping bees a few years.

Here is a link for you to get your autographed copy of our new book:





My 2 Newest Videos Answers These Questions:

How To Uncap A Frame Of Honey

How To Spin or Extract Honey From a Honey Frame

Which Extractor Is Best To Buy?

How To Tell If The Honey Is Ready To Harvest

How To Bottle Honey

What To Do With The Frames Once Your Harvest The Honey

Which Uncapping Knife Works Best?

How Do You Strain Out Wax For Pure Honey?

How Long Should Honey Sit Before Bottling?
How To Detect The Nectar Flow Is Over


These are important questions. Harvesting honey can be exciting and fun when you know what you are doing. Also, as soon as the nectar flow ends it is important to begin feeding the colony to ensure your bees have adequate resources to continue raising brood in preparation for winter. In today's two new videos we will answer these questions and more!

Please watch the videos below and SUBSCRIBE to our beekeeping channel.




* * * Winter Bee Kinds * * *

Our very popular Winter-Bee-Kinds go on sale TOMORROW, Saturday, August 1st. They will be shipped in the order in which the orders are placed so be ready this weekend to place your order. They will ship in November in cooler weather, usually near the end of November. They are a favorite among beekeepers across the country in helping honey bees make it through the winter.

Our Winter-Bee-Kinds provide the nourishment your bees need to remain warm and strong in the coldest of climates. They also provide insulation and ventilation to rid the colony of stale, moist air from the hive. In areas of very harsh winters, we recommend wrapping your colony and only use the exit/vent port on the winter-bee-kind located at the top of the colony. This helps prevents mice from entering through the lower entrance and allows your bees to take cleansing flights more easily on colder days.

Although the website says "Sold Out" now, it will say "Add To Cart" this Saturday, August 1, 2020. Be ready. Order for 10 or 8 frame hives. Here's the link:

















Thursday, July 16, 2020

Is Your Queen Failing Right Under Your Own Eyes?

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com

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Control mites is crucial during July, August and September when they are most reproductive.

In my newest video published today, I'll show you how to reduce your mite load by caging the queen with a push in queen cage. Also, in this video I'll demonstrate how to see if your queen is good, or is she failing right under your own eyes.

Enjoy the video by clicking below and be sure to SUBSCRIBE when you watch the video! We are shooting to have 50,000 subscribers by the end of the year. We have just topped 43,000 subscribers so we are closing in so please subscribe. Also, click on the bell so you can be notified each time I make a new beekeeping video.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Entrance Reducers, Fall Feeding, Robbing Prevention & Another New Video

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com

The nectar flow may soon be ending in your neck of the woods. Be sure to start feeding your bees as soon as the nectar flow ends. They are still raising young brood and these developing larvae must continue to be feed well by nurse bees. It will help if you feed your bees. Use our Burns Bees Feeding System now available online.

Poor nutrition can lead to many negative effects on your colony. Fall is coming and even before fall you may see an end to all nectar flows.

Prepare now to begin feeding your bees as soon as the nectar flow ends. Do not let your bees down now. Feed! Feed! Feed!

Our feeding system will keep resources above your hive away from those pesty, fall robber bees.

Our three whole feeder provides screen to keep the bees down when you change your jars or pollen patties. CLICK HERE TO ORDER TODAY

A question I'm often asked is how should the entrance reducers be set? Should the small opening be used or the large one? Do you even need an entrance reducer during the summer? What about robber screen? Learn how to use a robber screen in the fall to prevent your hive from being robbed by other bees. Watch my NEW video below for answers to these questions:





Friday, July 10, 2020

Watch My Newest Video On Stabilizing A Falling Hive

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com

Beekeeping can be fun and enjoyable until something goes wrong. Today, I've made another new video about how to stabilize a falling hive.

Also, in this video, coffee time is about not quitting. Watch my newest video on the image below:

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Wow I can’t believe it, the print edition of Backyard Beekeeping is finally on sale! Many of you have asked how you can support me and Sheri beyond buying your own copy of the book. One way you can really make an impact is to write an honest review of the book on Amazon. Customer reviews lend credibility to products online and they also help people who are on the fence decide if this book is right for them. In the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favorite reviews for the book on social media, so keep an eye out for those (maybe I’ll pick yours!) Thank you for your help spreading the word about Backyard Beekeeping in person and online!


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Enjoy my new video below. I'm working hard to make more videos more frequently. Now is your chance to subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a thumbs up! Working toward 50,000 subscribers by the end of the year. Please subscribe!

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