Thursday, November 16, 2023

LIVESTREAM TONIGHT 7PM CENTRAL TIME: Q&A, GUESTS & GIVEAWAYS

 

Hello BeekSquad, tonight it's time for our LIVESTREAM, 7pm central time. I hope you'll join me for a giveaway, special guests, questions answered and more!


Here is the link:

 https://youtube.com/live/V5x0BdTEKa0


Jessica, Sheri, and I are continually inspired by our expanding audience as we dedicate ourselves to these livestreams. Your support is the driving force that encourages us to deliver these engaging sessions week after week. We eagerly look forward to seeing you tonight, and every Thursday night, as you join us in this exciting journey.

SMALL HIVE BEETLES ARE WORSENING:



BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Online Beekeeping Courses 50% OFF


Our online beekeeping courses will be 50% off for Black Friday through Cyber Monday, November 24-27, just a few weeks away. Here's the link so keep it handy: https://www.honeybeesonline.com/online-beekeeping-academy/

IS THIS A BETTER HIVE??



New hives are hitting the market at a record pace. Is this a better hive for beekeepers and the bees? Take a look at this video below to see the entire video:



LOOK AT THIS BOOK!!

Honey Bee Health is a great book to have on hand to evaluate your bees' health. You can compare images to see if your bees have diseases or pests. We now have the books available again! They always sell out fast.



Click This link: Honey Bee Health or paste this link in your browser:

https://www.honeybeesonline.com/honey-bee-health-by-dr-jon-zawislak-large-print-edition/



Dr. Jon Zawislak is a good friend and fellow EAS Certified Master Beekeeper.

Our YouTube family is great and we call our family of followers, BeekSquad. Now we have BeekSquad coffee mugs, shirts, stickers and hats. Check them out by clicking here or goto: https://www.honeybeesonline.com/youtube-merch/


HOW TO RAISE QUEENS


I spent years trying to make money just from selling honey. That takes so many hives and so much work. Years ago I shifted over to producing queens. It took a minute to become good at it, but it didn't take long for this to become one of the most enjoyable aspects of beekeeping for me. Dr. Zawislak and I wrote a booklet together, simplifying queen rearing. You can download it for free or purchase the hard copy: Click here to purchase the paper booklet.


Click here for the free .pdf file

PROVEN TIPS FOR BEEKEEPING IN NOVEMBER:



If You Are New To Beekeeping Watch This Video Below:



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Thursday, February 16, 2023

LIVESTREAM TONIGHT & ONLINE CLASS GIVEAWAY!

 


Tonight I'm giving away 3 of my ONLINE BEEKEEPING COURSES just in time for spring. Here's how you could win. I'll be hosting my LIVESTREAM on YouTube at 7pm central time tonight (Thursday February 16). I'll start by teaching briefly on raising queens, and then I'll spend some time answering questions. Throughout the livestream we will draw winners for my online courses. I hope you can join me. Here is the link:

https://youtube.com/live/rZyyNg7dGDA



I am hoping to build a great community of beekeepers where we can encourage and support each other. Looking forward to seeing you tonight.

THE LITTLE HIVE THAT COULD

If you've been following my recent videos this week, I opened up and bravely inspected the "little hive that could" to see if there was a queen and if they are still alive. If you haven't watched my inspection and search for the queen, please watch this video because you will learn alot including how I mix my spring liquid feed! Watch below:



Did you know that you can do some simple math and give your bees a head start on raising enough foragers to take advantage of an early spring honey flow? You'll need my feeding board pictured here. Available in 8 or 10 Frame.

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Click here & watch my video on how to use it



I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU


This April 22, I'm looking forward to saying hi to everyone who comes to buy packages from us.



Packages Of Bees Available Now Click Here Now


5 Frame Nucs Available Now Click Here Now


Our packages are "pick up only" at our bee farm in central Illinois on April 22. Why is it better to pick up bees rather than having them shipped? If bees are shipped through traditional delivery services they can be mishandled or kept in hot trucks for days. It is very common for shipped bees to arrive to a beekeeper with most of the bees dead on the bottom of the package. It's risky. Why not order your bees today and pick up your precious cargo here at our honey bee farm where we keep your bees healthy.


Our packages of bees are available now. They sell out very fast. We also have 50 (limited) Nucs available for sale and many have been sold already. If you are new to beekeeping or thinking about starting, watch my video below that has 1.5 MILLION views on YouTube:




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DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF OUR BOOK?


If you order out book from us, we will autograph it for you. Sheri and I enjoyed writing this book together and it is so helpful if you are brand new to beekeeping. A must read before you get your bees. Sheri wrote half and I wrote half.


It is so popular and makes a great gift for a new beginner. Click Here

CLEARANCE SALE


We have several jackets, feeders and other beekeeping items on clearance so check them out today!


COFFEE TIME

So many of you love my coffee time videos, so grab one of our coffee mugs and join me almost every Sunday on YouTube for Coffee Time.

CLICK HERE AN Get Your Mug Today




I'm speaking Feb 23-26 in Nevada. Come join me if you live in the area.


Speakers Include:

David Burns

Cameron Jack

Kimberly Drennan

Dave Wick

Steve Jimenez

Jeannie Saum

Jessica Buelow

Bob Carrigan


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Debunking The Top 10 Lies & Misconceptions About Beekeeping

 


Beekeeping is full of lies & misconceptions. Test your knowledge about Honeybees. Which of these statements are true or false?


1. Honey Bees Are Going Extinct. True or False


2. Honey Bees Were Native To North America. True or False


3. Honey Is Bee Vomit. True or False


4. Honey Bees Fly At Night. True or False


5. Honey Bees Hibernate In The Winter. True or False


6. Everyone Is Allergic To Honey Bee Stings. True or False


7. Honey Bees Can Sting Repeatedly. True or False


8. Honey Bees Are Vegetarians. True or False


9. Honey Bee Colonies Can Die From Wax Moths. True or False


10. All Bees Work In A Hive. True or False


Watch my newest video and find the answers:



I've made a lot of videos last month about controlling varroa destructor mites, the number one nemesis of honey bees. One way you can help control mites and add additional much ventilation to your hive is with a screen bottom board. When using powdered sugar dustings along with a screen bottom board some mites will fall out of the hive. Along with other IPM approaches this can help keep mite levels low. Get your screen bottom board today


PACKAGES & NUCS FOR SALE


Now that it is 2023 let's start the new beekeeping year the right way by ordering your bees before they are sold out:



Packages Of Bees Available Now Click Here Now


5 Frame Nucs Available Now Click Here Now


Our packages are "pick up only" at our bee farm in central Illinois on April 22. Why is it better to pick up bees rather than having them shipped? If bees are shipped through traditional delivery services they can be mishandled or kept in hot trucks for days. It is very common for shipped bees to arrive to a beekeeper with most of the bees dead on the bottom of the package. It's risky. Why not order your bees today and pick up your precious cargo here at our honey bee farm where we keep your bees healthy.


Our packages of bees are available now. They sell out very fast. We also have 50 (limited) Nucs available for sale and many have been sold already. If you are new to beekeeping or thinking about starting, watch my video below that has 1.5 MILLION views on YouTube:



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5 Most Important Tips For February


What my video explaining the five most import things you should be doing in beekeeping during the month of February:



In my recent videos I've mentioned IPM, Integrated Pest Management) as a way to help control varroa mites. One of the natural ways to do this is by breaking the queen's brood cycle after the honey flow when the colony is at its largest and mites are at the height of reproduction. This is easy to do using a queen push in cage. By caging the queen for 5-7 days, the bees' brood cycle is broken as well as the mites' brood cycle. During this break, over 14,000 mites can be disrupted from developing. Purchase a queen push in cage and be ready to tackle mites.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!


MAKE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT


Having your own 5 frame nuc boxes are great for catching swarms, as a resource hive to support a larger colony, a starter or mating box to raise extra queens and more. Watch my newest video below and I'll show you how to save money and make your own:





Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Should Honey Bees Be VACCINATED? The Good, Bad & Ugly

 


We made it safely home from Hive Life 2023 and it was so, so, so awesome. Nice to meet so many of you in person.


What's going on with all this talk about a VACCINE FOR HONEY BEES??? Is it good or bad?


Sheri and I decided to sit down and talk about what this new vaccine is for and how it will impact the hobbyist and queen producers. Watch our newest video now:



PACKAGES & NUCS FOR SALE


Now that it is 2023 let's start the new beekeeping year the right way by ordering your bees before they are sold out:



Packages Of Bees Available Now Click Here Now


5 Frame Nucs Available Now Click Here Now


Our packages are "pick up only" at our bee farm in central Illinois on April 22. Why is it better to pick up bees rather than having them shipped? If bees are shipped through traditional delivery services they can be mishandled or kept in hot trucks for days. It is very common for shipped bees to arrive to a beekeeper with most of the bees dead on the bottom of the package. It's risky. Why not order your bees today and pick up your precious cargo here at our honey bee farm where we keep your bees healthy.


Our packages of bees are available now. They sell out very fast. We also have 50 (limited) Nucs available for sale and many have been sold already.

YOUTUBE MERCH PAGE

We now have coffee mugs you can purchase so you can join me for coffee time.


Click here to see all choices of coffee mugs




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Monday, January 2, 2023

HAPPY NEW YEARS | How To Make Money Beekeeping In 2023 | PACKAGES OF BEES FOR SALE

 


Happy 2023 from David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com


We did it!! We reached 100,000 Subscribers in 2022. Thank you so much for helping us reach this milestone on our beekeeping YouTube Channel.


Now that it is 2023 let's start the new beekeeping year the right way by order your bees before they are sold out:



Packages Of Bees Available Now Click Here Now


5 Frame Nucs Available Now Click Here Now


Our packages are "pick up only" at our bee farm in central Illinois on April 22. Why is it better to pick up bees rather than having them shipped? If bees are shipped through traditional delivery services they can be mishandled or kept in hot trucks for days. It is very common for shipped bees to arrive to a beekeeper with most of the bees dead on the bottom of the package. It's risky. Why not order your bees today and pick up your precious cargo here at our honey bee farm where we keep your bees healthy.


Our packages of bees are available now. They sell out very fast. We also have 50 (limited) Nucs available for sale and many have been sold already.


TURN YOUR LOVE OF BEES INTO A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS

We all love our hobbies and sometimes it's an added bonus when our hobby can make us money. In today's video I'll share how you can make some extra cash in beekeeping. Take a look at the video below:



SEE YOU AT HIVE LIFE



Sheri and I will be at Hive Life in Tennessee Jan 5-7 and we are pumped about seeing beekeepers from all over the world. Kaymon Reynolds is doing it right. He's put together a conference brining in YouTube content creators for beekeeping under one roof. He knows that when people start beekeeping they start with YouTube.


Experience two days with 22 sessions teaching time-tested methods and new techniques from the industry’s best! There is something for everyone, from entry-level to professional.


Experience over 1 MILLION dollars in Extractors, Woodenware, Honeybee Nutrition, Live Demos, the latest inventions, the best deals in North America, and much more at Hive Life’s Trade Show!


Experience the conference with Beekeeping Stars and over 2000 like-minded beekeepers from around the globe! 2,000 Beekeepers from all around the world are coming together and Sheri and I will have a great time meeting all of you.



Sunday, September 4, 2022

3 Ways To Help Your Bees Survive Winter

 



COME ON! Mites have got to be the most horrible thing to ever happen to your precious bees!


Three ways you can help your bees survive winter are: 1) Control Mites, 2) Feed Your Bees and 3) Raise thousands of bees of winter physiology in September and October. I explain these in my Online Ultimate Beekeeping Course.


Many beekeepers have high hopes and dreams of producing treatment free bees, I did too at one time. It is very admirable, but it is a very large undertaking and although many have been working on this idea for many years, we still have to control mites every way we can.


I've been working hard the last few weeks making videos helping beekeepers learn the art of testing for mites and choosing the best IPM approach to controlling mites. In August and September mites will double in population.


Until we have a proven line of queens that are 100% mite resistant, we must be responsible beekeepers and continue to manage our mite levels to save our honey bees. Please watch my most recent videos on how to test for mites and how to treat for mites. Check these videos out below:


















ORDER YOUR WINTER-BEE-KIND TODAY!

INSULATES, FEEDS & VENTILATES



Click Here To Order For 10 Frame Hives





Winter-Bee-Kinds On Sale Now For Shipping In December

 

Here's how it works. Those who order first will be first to receive their order when we start shipping in December. You MUST order early. We are only making a limited number for this season.


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. They come with a refill recipe. 




FALL FEEDING


The only way your bees will survive the winter is by having enough bees of winter physiology, mostly mite free and have plenty of food. 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 will 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 September and October. When the queen lays an abundance of eggs in September and October, those bees will emerge in November and will support the hive through into 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.


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Is this your first or second year as a beekeeper? Are you starting to realize YOU NEED HELP?? Consider taking my ONLINE Ultimate Beekeeping Course.


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