Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Bee Hive As A Service Animal On A Plane?

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and honeybeesonline.com. Happy Holidays!

We all love our bees, but listing them as a service animal? Becoming frustrated by how easy it is to register an animal as a service animal, an Arizona man tried registering his bee hive as a service animal and it worked! It was approved. Of course, he would never be allowed to bring bees on a plane but he proved his point that many people go through the motions when their dogs aren't really trained as service dogs. We better leave our hives at home the next time we travel.

I'll Be Speaking in Missouri, Utah and Iowa. 
 
My 2020 speaking schedule is filling up fast. I will be speaking along with my good friend and fellow EAS Certified Master 
Beekeeper, Jon Zawislak in St. Louis January 18th. The Three Rivers Beekeepers will be holding an Intermediate Beekeeping Conference Saturday January 18th. I'll be giving three presentations: 
Spring Management
Nutrition through the Seasons 
Queen Rearing 

Jon will be giving three presentations: Swarm Biology
Bee Genetics 
Controlling Pests and Diseases. 

I'd love to meet you at this conference in St. Louis. Registration is now open but limited. Come spend the day with us. Sign up today as this conference is limited to 120 attendees. Click Here.
 
I'm Booking My Speaking Schedule For 2020
February I'll also be speaking at conferences in Iowa and Utah. If you'd like to book me for your club or conference send me an email. Jon and I work really well together and we'd love to hold the above Intermediate presentations in your area. Jon and I became good friends while working on becoming EAS Certified Master Beekeepers back in 2009. Since then we have written articles and booklets together, worked hives together and have helped beekeepers around the country. When you book us as a team we are sure to inform and entertain your club or organization. Talk to us about hosting our Intermediate Beekeeping Conference at your club or organization. Take your group beyond beginner status by emailing us at:  longlanehoneybees@gmail.com

Our Winter Bee Kinds Are Shipping Out Within 1 Business Day. Order Yours Today Because There Are Only 60 Left.
Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. This has been another great year for Winter-Bee-Kinds. It is drawing to a close. Believe it or not, we have reached the close of this year's WBK season and we only have 60 Winter-Bee-Kinds left for purchase. If you need more or you think you might, order today! After these last 60 are sold we will be done for this season. Click here to order NOW!

With winter only 10 days away, make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than for the peace of mind that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives.


Packages go on sale Jan. 1st and will sell out fast!

Our 3 lb packages with a mated queen received great reviews from our customers last year. Our customers raved over how gentle our packages were and how much honey they produced. Beekeepers drive from many states away to purchase packages from us. This year our packages will go on sale on January 1 (20 Days) and sell out within two weeks. Be ready on January 1 to secure you packages for the 2020 Beekeeping season. Our packages are for pickup only from our location here in Illinois. Use this link on January 1st to order your packages. The link will say "SOLD OUT" But that just means for 2019. On Jan. 1st 2020 that link will change to "Add To Cart" Packages Bees For Sale Link

Our beekeeping classes for 2020 are set. Sign up today. We offer two types of beekeeping classes, on site and online.
 
If you prefer taking a course with EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns at our training center, select one of these courses:




 
We have these and many more classes available online. Check out our Online Beekeeping Academy. 

Gift Certificates Are Available Just In Time For Christmas

I'm staying busy teaching personal lessons, a program I started last year. What a great Christmas gift! Purchase a private lesson with me for your friend or significant other. Click here for more info.

Or use Gift Certificates for a hive, a class or a package of bees. Click here to purchase your gift certificate.

I'm glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.

Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! 50% Off Online Courses Has Started Early Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving!
Black Friday Savings For Online Course Starts Now! All Online Courses 50% Off
Now Through December 2nd.
 
Check out our Online Courses, now at 50% off. These courses are presented by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns. You can watch these courses from your computer, smartphone or other devices, privately from the comfort of your home. No time limit. No scheduled time. Watch these courses when you want, pause and go back. Watch them as much as you want, over and over.

Monday, November 25, 2019

A Hive Fell Over

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and honeybeesonline.com. Happy Thanksgiving week! We've made a new video for you to enjoy over the Holidays and it includes David standing up a hive that fell over. This video also includes fall and winter feeding tips, helping out a feral (wild) hive in a tree and more. Check it out below.

Coming up this Friday (Black Friday) through Monday December 2 ALL ONLINE COURSES 50% Off. For example:

Ultimate Beekeeping Course Includes:

- BEGINNING BEEKEEPING
- SPRING: SURVIVAL, SUPERING, SWARMS & SPLITS
- ADVANCE BEEKEEPING
- QUEEN REARING FOR FUN OR PROFIT
- DAY IN THE APIARY
- WINTER: GETTING BEES THROUGH THE WINTER

Only $134.00 (Reg $269) Starting Friday- Monday.
WINTER BEE KINDS
We are now able to ship out orders within a few days. Many customers have told us they have tried to make their own, but the bees do not eat them as well as our Winter-Bee-Kinds. Now we are selling our ingredient to help your bees consume the nutrition they need in the winter. When you buy our winter-bee-kind it comes with our unique recipe and instructions on how to refill the boards yourself. 

ORDER YOURS TODAY!
Look At Our New Options Below:





We h 
ave always provided the recipe with each order so you can refill your winter-bee-kinds. Over the years many beekeepers wanted to use the same ingredients that David has proven and tested.

We now sell the propriety three key ingredients which refills up to 5 winter-bee-kinds. 



Watch My Newest YouTube Video
  Just Uploaded Today 
A Hive Fell Over & Fall/Winter Feeding
And More

When a hive falls over how do you fix it? Find out in this video and learn how to make fall inspections much easier by baiting the foragers to a community feeding station. Also, David is trying to help a feral hive make it through the winter.

Thank you for your interest in our online Beekeeping courses. On black Friday weekend we will offer all of our online courses for 50% off regular price. Be sure and set a reminder to check out these courses on November 29th-December 1st.


2020 Hive Kit Includes Our 3 lb Package of Bees & Mated Queen
Makes A Great Christmas Gift

We are glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it for 2020. Do not believe everything you hear about beekeeping. Folklore, myths, speculations and just made up stuff leads many new beekeepers to make horrible mistakes and losing their bees. Thank you for supporting EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns and his family business for all your educational needs.

Our current seasonal hours (Tip: Always check our website for current hours!) We are on Central Time here in Illinois.

Online Store Phone Support 217-427-2678:
Tuesday & Wed from 10am-2pm
Thur & Fri from 10am-4pm

Physical Store & Training Center near Fairmount, Illinois is open to the public:
Thur & Fri from 10am-4pm
Other times by appointment
Please call ahead to order products for pick up, to check stock and availability. Also, please allow us time to get an order ready for you.

Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
NEW: Email Support is longlanehoneybees@gmail.com

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Making Creamed Honey & New Video

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and honeybeesonline.com. Cold temperatures have arrived across most of the US and even colder next week. We will start shipping our very popular Winter-Bee-Kinds next Monday in the order which orders were placed. So people who placed their orders in August will be the first to receive their order.

We are still taking orders for our very popular Winter-Bee-Kinds. There is no hurry to place them on the hive. In fact, it is best to wait until it is cold and the bees are no longer flying. The candy works best on the hive when temperatures are below 40 degrees (f).

EAS Certified Master Beekeeper began designing and experimenting with the Winter-Bee-Kind a decade ago to reduce winter moisture in the hive and to provide protein, carbohydrates and minerals to the bees in the winter. Many local beekeepers asked David to make some for their hives. Now we are in our 7th year of providing Winter-Bee-Kinds to assist beekeepers in getting their bees through the winter. 

ORDER YOURS TODAY!
Look At New Options Below:





 
We have always provided the recipe with each order so you can refill your winter-bee-kinds. Over the years many beekeepers wanted to use the same ingredients that David has proven and tested.

We now sell the propriety three key ingredients which refills up to 5 winter-bee-kinds. 



Watch My Newest YouTube Video
  Just Uploaded Today 
How To Make Creamed Honey
Having an option for creamed honey may help you sell more of your honey. Creamed honey is hard to find but so easy to make.


Black Friday Sale In 22 Days 50% Off Online Courses
Thank you for your interest in our online Beekeeping courses. On black Friday weekend we will offer all of our online courses for 50% off regular price. Be sure and set a reminder to check out these courses on November 29th-December 1st.


Mentorship Program - Help With Your Winter Prep
Beekeeping coaching by Email, Text, or Phone. Receive newsletters, videos and podcasts straight to your inbox. Send us pictures, videos or video chat with us!
For less than $5 a week here's what you will receive from my partnership program:
MEMBERS ONLY ACCESS TO: 
-  Several New Instructional Videos Each Month.
-  Personal Email & Phone Mentorship With Me. Once you sign up you are given my personal cell phone. You'll be just a phone call, text or email away from a certified master beekeeper to help you when you need it most. Let's face it, fall is when we need help the most.

- Picture/Video Evaluation Of Your Hive When Needed. Send me a video and/or pictures of what concerns you and I'll advise you on the next step to take. 
   
-  I will also send you several articles a month with tips on what you should be doing and looking for and interesting beekeeping science and practical approaches.


We are glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.

Our current seasonal hours (Tip: Always check our website for current hours!) We are on Central Time here in Illinois.

Online Store Phone Support 217-427-2678:
Tuesday & Wed from 10am-2pm
Thur & Fri from 10am-4pm

Physical Store & Training Center near Fairmount, Illinois is open to the public:
Thur & Fri from 10am-4pm
Other times by appointment
Please call ahead to order products for pick up, to check stock and availability. Also, please allow us time to get an order ready for you.

Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
NEW: Email Support is longlanehoneybees@gmail.com



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A Simpler & More Efficient Way To Feed Bees

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and honeybeesonline.com. Fall has arrived! 

Last week's video really generated a phenomenal amount of interest! People came to our business to visit, bought out all of our feeders and shared how helpful they find our YouTube videos.  I have decided to follow up on that video and explain how to make feeding bees in the fall even much more understandable and easier for the hobbyist beekeeper. I've made a completely new video and product to help make feeding bees in the fall and winter so much easier. 

Watch My Newest YouTube Video
  Just Uploaded Today 
Expanding On Bee Nutrition
I've simplified the approach to feeding bees in fall, winter and spring.


Do Not Put Off Ordering Your Winter Bee Kind
Our Winter Bee Kinds Are Available And Can Make A Huge Difference In Getting Your Bees Through The Winter 
Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Now that it is fall is only a few days make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than for the peace of mind that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives.



Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Course
Thank you for your interest in Ordering our "Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Course". This course is available and can be ordered any time of year. Watch and work through this course on your own timetable. You will have unlimited access to the course. Once you have completed the class simply complete the final worksheet and send it to David via email or through the postal service. Once you complete the course you will receive a nice certificate of completion you can frame. You do not have to send in the final worksheet if you do not want the certificate.

What's Covered In The Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Course:
-How feral bees go through the winter in nature
-Winter survival starts from day 1 in the spring
-Mite levels must be below a certain threshold for winter survival
-How to raise your winter bees in the fall
-Your last fall inspection is essential
-Breaking the queen's brood cycle in the fall to increase winter bees
-Late summer and fall feeding techniques for winter survival
-The art of Wrapping
-Winter Feeding
-Winter ventilation
-Feeding in the winter is a must, but not liquid
-How to properly inspect a hive in the winter
-Green houses, heaters, different types of hives and other winter ideals


Mentorship Program - Help With Your Winter Prep
Beekeeping coaching by Email, Text, or Phone. Receive newsletters, videos and podcasts straight to your inbox. Send us pictures, videos or video chat with us!
For less than $5 a week here's what you will receive from my partnership program:
MEMBERS ONLY ACCESS TO: 
-  Several New Instructional Videos Each Month.
-  Personal Email & Phone Mentorship With Me. Once you sign up you are given my personal cell phone. You'll be just a phone call, text or email away from a certified master beekeeper to help you when you need it most. Let's face it, fall is when we need help the most.

- Picture/Video Evaluation Of Your Hive When Needed. Send me a video and/or pictures of what concerns you and I'll advise you on the next step to take. 
   
-  I will also send you several articles a month with tips on what you should be doing and looking for and interesting beekeeping science and practical approaches.

I'm glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.

Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Mite Control - Wrapping - Feeding - Weird Smelling Hives

Happy Last Days Of Summer! We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee
Farms and honeybeesonline.com. It's almost here. Fall will arrive on September 22nd, 2019.
Only five days away. Are your bees ready?  In this newsletter I'll give you tips on preparing your bees for winter such as mite control, fall and winter feeding, wrapping hives and is the weird hive smell a bad thing?

Our lane is lined on the north side with an abundance of goldenrod. Goldenrod makes your hives smell weird. And yes my hives smell weird! Nectar produced by fall asters will make hives take on a funky smell. Don't panic and jump to the conclusion that you have the dreaded, smelly American foulbrood disease. Probably just a fall crop of goldenrod. Can goldenrod produce a fall honey crop? Not likely. While it is a good source of nectar and pollen to help bees prepare for winter, rarely are bees able to gather and store enough for an abundant crop. 

Take advantage of educating yourself on how to control mites with our new MITE CONTROL ONLINE COURSE. There are only a few weeks left to bring your mite levels under control. If you "think" your mite levels are fine, you may be heartbroken when your bees die this winter. You've enjoyed your bees, now take advantage of this online course to learn how to deal with mites. Mites are the main reason colonies die in the winter. Click here now.

1st Year Of BeeTeam6 Mentoring Videos Now Available to Everyone
This resource is a very unique opportunity for you to have access to 1 year's worth of BeeTeam6 videos-- a library of informative beekeeping videos compiled here in one place. Each video was produced privately by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns for his BeeTeam6 subscribers. Also included are several other top videos that beekeepers have enjoyed the most on YouTube. BeeTeam6 is a Beekeeping Partnership program established by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns in 2016. Purchase Now For Only $39


Watch My New YouTube Video Today
I explain the importance of fall mite control, wrapping and how to feed your bees this fall and through the winter. 

Fall Mite Control, Feeding & Wrapping Video
I'm EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns and I've spent a quarter of a century observing, admiring and studying bees. Most of my focus has been on getting bees through the winter. It really isn't that hard if done correctly. In today's new video, I'll explain my shocking findings over the years as to why bees die in the winter and how easy it is to solve the issue of bees dying in the winter.
PLEASE WATCH MY NEW VIDEO! This is the first time I've prepared a concise and detailed video on getting your bees through the winter. When you watch the video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our beekeeping YouTube channel. It's free and it will help you know when we produce new, helpful videos.
Check Out Our Hobby Kit A Great Way To Get Started In Beekeeping...Read more
How Many Hives Should You Start With?  The average backyard hobbyist should always start with 2 or more. Why? With two hives, you can compare...Read More
What Happens To Bees In The Winter? This and 21 other questions are answered here...Read more

It Will Soon Turn Cold! Winter Bee Kinds Are Available
Our Winter Bee Kinds Are Available And Can Make A Huge Difference In Getting Your Bees Through The Winter 
Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Now that fall is only a few days away, make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than for the peace of mind that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives.


Preparing Bees For Winter - Burns Bees Feeding System
The only way your bees will survive the winter is by having enough bees of winter physiology. 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 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 October. When the queen lays an abundance of eggs in October, those bees will emerge in November and will support the hive through 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. I explain all of this in my new video. Order it today while supplies last!


I also explain in today's new video how long you can use it until you replace it with our Winter-Bee-Kind winter feeder. Please watch this video now to help you prepare.

Join An Elite Team Of Beekeepers Known As BeeTeam6

Sign up now for the BeeTeam6 Beekeeping Coaching Program because over the next several weeks David will be going into detail on how to prepare your bees for winter. Sign up for the six month plan in September and receive a free winter-bee-kind shipped in November or December. Free shipping too. Click here to sign up for BeeTeam 6 now. 

MANY ARE ASKING TO TAKE MY WINTER CLASS

Many are calling and asking how to take my class on getting your bees through the winter. Unfortunately we held this course a few weeks ago. However this course is available as an online course. Learn how to get your bees through the winter with my online course, from the comfort of your home. Watch the video lessons when you have time. You can pause the teaching videos or go back and watch them over and over. 


I'm glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.

Sincerely,
David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678


Friday, August 30, 2019

Happy Labor Day!
We are David and Sheri Burns hoping your family enjoys this Labor Day weekend

THIS LABOR DAY, TAKE A BREAK AND SAVE 15% ON OUR ONLINE "GETTING YOUR BEES THROUGH THE WINTER" COURSE.  NOW THROUGH MONDAY.

Or come and take this course at our training center with EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns on Saturday  September 7th from 1pm-6pm. We are located outside of Fairmount, Illinois 30 miles east of Champaign/Urbana, IL.

This class teaches:
-Understanding how to feed bees in the winter.
-The importance of vitellogenesis.
-Hive ventilation vs. wrapping.
-How to raise bees of winter physiology (which live 4-6 months).
-Knowing when to feed liquid and when to shift to Winter-Bee-Kinds.
-Overwinter with a solid bottom board vs. a screen bottom board.
-Overwinter with or without a super above the brood area.
-Upper vent or not?
-and lots more...
ONLY A FEW SPOT OPEN


FALL FEEDING IS SO IMPORTANT!

Beekeepers often fail to keep enough food strategically placed in the hive for maximum brood build up.  Studies have shown 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 above the brood nest area, keeping food where bees can always access it even on cold fall days. Available for 10 frame or 8 frame hives.

NEW VIDEO JUST RELEASED TODAY!
In this new video David walks you through how to clean up a mess when you forget and leave a frame out and the bees build stray comb everywhere. Click on the image below



Beekeeping - Cleaning Up Stray Comb

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Watch Our New Video On How To Make Comb Honey

We are David and Sheri Burns of Long Lane Honey Bee Farms located in east central Illinois. Our beekeeping videos have gone crazy on YouTube. We passed 22K Subscribers this week! Thank you. Last week I mentioned how to use a refractometer to test the moisture level of your honey. You guys bought refractors like there was no tomorrow. 

Winter-Bee-Kinds went on sale last week and are once again a very popular product to help get your bees through the winter. They are available to order, click here to order now. If you want to avoid shipping cost and pick up your winter-bee-kinds when they become available it is best to call us and place your order. 217-427-2678 Tues-Sat 10am-2pm.

Thank you for supporting our Beekeeping YouTube Channel. David has posted a new video just now showing how he attempts to make a jar of honey and comb honey like he remembered half a century ago. Click on image to watch now.


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and you will be notified each time David makes a new beekeeping video.

3 Essential Late Summer & Early Fall Beekeeping Tips

1. Bees Need Protein Powder In Late Summer and Early Fall

Feed 1:1 sugar water with 1 teaspoon of our protein powder per quart. 

Click on the link below to get your powder today. Order Now.

2. Burns Bees Feeding Systems Is A Perfect Way To Feed In Later Summer and Early Fall. 




3. Get Your Honey Moisture Right
We have honey refractometers available to help you test the moisture content of your honey. 

If your honey moisture is too high you're making vinegar not honey.








If you want to take a course from David in person at his training center he has one class left for the 2019 season. Jump in the car and come take a course with David:

Getting Your Bees Through The Winter
Saturday September 7th 1-6pm central time

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
Our New Spring/Summer Hours 10am-2pm Central Time Tues-Sat.
www.honeybeesonline.com