Thursday, March 16, 2017

How Soon To Make Spring Splits

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Our 2017 classes are going well. I'll be teaching a class this Friday "Spring Management" and then on Saturday I'm teaching a Beginners Class at Heartland Community College in Bloomington, Illinois. Click here to join me in Bloomington this Saturday. I believe there are several spots still open.

Check out all of our classes for 2017 at:

COLD WEATHER!!It recently turned cold again in much of the US. We had temperatures down in the teens the last couple of nights. This is especially hard on bees that were flying on warmer days several weeks ago eating up all their winter food. Keep an eye on your hives, especially in March if you are in colder climates. Bees need fed during the months of March and April. 

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It is essential that we feed bees in the spring. Even if fruit trees are blooming why not give your hive an added boost. Our feeding board is perfect for fall and spring. Holes are lined with screen to make changing jars easy. Feeding your hive will speed up drawing comb out on new foundation. Remember, in most of the US March and April can be cold and rainy. Your new package or nuc needs fed! Order Your Feeding Board Now By Clicking Here.


Honey Bees Are Amazing
It's fun to know interesting facts about bees especially when you are speaking to a group of children about bees or anyone for that matter.

-It takes approximately 3,500 bees to weigh 1 pound.
-Honey bees that collect nectar from flowers are called foragers and visit 50-100
    flowers on one flight.
-A male drone bee has a grandfather but not a dad.
-The bees gather 10 pounds of nectar to make 1 pound of honey.
-A honey bees will only gather 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her life.
-A foraging honey bee can carry 80% of their weight in pollen or nectar.
-Honey bees make up 80% of all pollinators.
-Honey bees use several dances in the hive to communicate the location of nectar
    and water to other bees. One well known dance is called the waggle dance.
-Honey bee pollination has an agricultural value of 15 billion dollars a year in the

Hundreds Of Desperate Beekeepers Will Call Us Needing A Hive In April And May. Beat The Rush!
If you can, start with two hives. You can swap frames to balance your hives during the year. If a queen dies, just move a frame of eggs over from the other hive. Comes with or without bees. We are still selling kits with bees. Bees are for local pickup only. These kits with bees are only available until March 31st then we will be out of bees. ORDER NOW! Check out our Freedom Kit by clicking here. Or call today to ensure you beat the rush. 217-427-2678 Be sure to call us for better shipping prices for what you might find online.

Making Early Spring Splits
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Watch my popular video answering common questions. Please subscribe to our beekeeping YouTube channel. At the bottom right of each video you can subscribe. We are at 9,000 subscribers with over 2.5 Million Views!!  But 10,000 subscribes will help us have resources to produce additional Youtube videos on beekeeping such as mobile live beekeeping videos. Help us with getting our next 1,000 subscribers. Thank you in advance!

Yikes! Your Bees Are Coming Soon. Are You Sure You Are Ready?
Knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. Let me be your mentor. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me concerns or questions you are having about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees until spring, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before your bees arrive. Get yourself prepared before your bees arrive.

Every year beekeepers call us in desperation needing a hive to put a swarm in. If you do not have a hive ready, and you place the swarm in a makeshift box, they will likely leave for good. Have a hive ready. Swarming is going to happen. Be ready. Order an extra hive today. Planning to start keeping bees in the spring or maybe you'll need something to put that new swarm into in the Spring?Buy your hive now and you'll avoid the spring rush on hives.

Be sure not to get caught without needed supplies. Order things early and be ready!

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms


Lewis Clark said...

You people are brave to work with honeybees. I had one bad experience with them and now I prefer stay away from them

Unknown said...

Thank you David and Sherri

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