Monday, September 26, 2016

Join Us For A Special Honey Class

We've added one more class for this October, "Give Me The Honey." 

Many Beekeepers miss out on the opportunity to capitalize on the main resource produced from their hives...HONEY!

Here is a class for you honey enthusiasts! Join Sheri Burns as she talks about honey -- how bees get it, how they pollinate, what types of flowers do they pollinate? Why is some honey light while other honey is dark? Learn about what's in honey and how it's beneficial to people (do YOU know where those beneficial enzymes come from?).  Watch an extraction demonstration and see how it's stored. Learn how to cook and bake with honey (and taste test some of Sheri's creations). And did you know there are other medicinal uses for honey?

This class starts at 1pm on Sat., Oct 29 and runs approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Not just for beekeepers but for anyone who enjoys honey (age 12 and up). Come learn what you've been missing about honey.

The workshop will take place at the Training Center of which is located at 14556 N 1020 East Rd in Fairmount IL (30 min east of Champaign-Urbana).  Off Exit #206 Oakwood, go south into town.  At second stop sign (about 5 miles out in country) turn left.  At 2nd country road (1020 East) turn left.  Go down about 1/2 mile, you will see our signs.
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This year we've had an incredible surge in orders for our Winter-Bee-Kinds. The longer you wait to order, the longer you'll wait to receive your order. Please place your order ASAP to ensure we can get your order to you before your bees get too hungry this winter. We will NOT start shipping our WBK until after Nov. 1st. They are shipped in the order the orders are placed.  Click here to order yours today!

YouTube Videos Are Probably The Number 1 Way People Learn How To Keep Bees

Since most people learn how to keep bees by watching YouTube videos, we are working hard to regularly produce videos so that people learn by proven ways rather than by unproven folklore.  Our newest video addresses another way to wrap your hive for winter. Take a look below.

Thanks for checking out our blog today. Call us today 217-427-2678 (M-Thur. 10am-3pm central time)and place your Winter-Bee-Kind orders or sign up for our new Give Me The Honey Class. Visit us online at

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's Fall. Get Ready For Winter

Hi, we are beekeepers David and Sheri Burns. It's the first day of fall and winter is coming soon. Are your bees ready? Do you know what to do over the next few months to properly prepare your bees for winter? 

One Thing You Probably Learned This Year Is That You Need To Learn More

It seems so hands free and easy but beekeeping requires a certain degree of knowledge, skill and perfect timing to ensure a colony's health. With so many new challenges and options a beginners class is essential. Join us on Saturday Oct. 15th and fill in your knowledge gaps. Stop worry and wondering if you are managing your bees the right way. We have a few spots still open. Learn More
Beekeeping Mentorship Program
In May of this year I started a Beekeeping Mentorship program that has been so well received by beekeepers from around the country.
For less than $5 a week, you have access to my personal cell phone number and email. You can call me, text or email me when you have a question about your bees. Beekeepers send me videos, photos or questions about what they should do next. PLUS you also receive a weekly tip and and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. During the next few months I'll be focusing on Spring Management tips and videos to prepare beekeepers for swarm control, making splits, controlling mites in the spring and queen rearing. Wouldn't it be nice to have an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper you could talk to about your bees and get sound advice! Let's face it, sometimes you feel all alone in your new hobby. Spots are limited so if you are interested check it out today by clicking here. 

How Do You Keep Mice Out Of The Hive?

Mice are coming in! They know it's fall and winter is coming and your hives make a nice cozy place mice can raise their young. The only problem is they also want to kill your colony. Do something now! Watch my new video below and get your hives ready for winter:

Beekeepers know that our Winter-Bee-Kind makes a difference in the winter. It
provides carbs and proteins, insulates the top to prevent condensation and provides an upper entrance. Place your order now! We begin shipping these in November. You can place it on the hive anytime. Our Winter-Bee-Kinds start shipping in November in the order the orders were placed. So do not delay. Order Now!

It is essential that we feed bees in the fall. Even if they have plenty of honey now, what if they eat it all before winter starts. They still have to go through the rest of September, October, November and most of December before winter even arrives. And during this time there is hardly anything out there for them to gather. Our feeding board is perfect for fall and spring. Holes are lined with screen to make changing jars easy. Click here to get your feeding board today. This ships within 5 business days. Order now!

If you have kept bees very long you know how frustrating it is when your bees swarm and you have nothing to put them in. You could have caught your swarm and had a new hive, but the swarm only remained on your property a few hours and then flew off. In the Spring when you try to order beekeeping equipment suppliers are swamped and shipping is slow. Why not get that new hive now. You know you are going to need it. Buy it now and have it on hand! Our hives are made right here in central Illinois by master craftsmen. Before you run out and buy from other places, please consider supporting our family business. We've worked hard for you over the last 10 years to give you free beekeeping lessons and videos. Your return support is greatly appreciated. Check out our complete line of hives. Thank you!

Thanks For Your Continued Support!!

I had to buy new tires for my truck. I usually go to a huge warehouse store because they are cheaper. But, Aaron walked in last spring and bought hives from us and took a class. He runs a local tire company. He could have bought his hives from huge stores but he decided to come to us, a family business like he runs. I asked him for a quote for my tires and he beat the big warehouse. Even if he had been a little more expensive it would have been the right thing for me to do. I can't tell you how good I felt buying from a family business. This is the way it should be! Before you consider other places, give us a chance to earn your beekeeping business. We are a hard working family business that depends on great customers like you. Thank you for your loyalty.


David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms