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

Want an AUTOGRAPHED copy of our new book? When you order from our online store, we will autograph our new book! Check it out.

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:

Take My Ultimate Beekeeping Course Today! Click Here!

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!


Get your copy today! https://amzn.to/2Tc9AT5

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!

NEW VIDEO BELOW. CLICK TO ENJOY!


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How To Keep Bees Cool In Hot Weather & How To Keep Your Queen Out Of Your Honey Super

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

If you've been outside you probably have been overtaken by the heat and humidity. How can you keep your bees cool?

Keeping bees cool seems like an unnecessary task. After all, bees should love summer, right? Yes, to a point. The problem arises inside the hive where 40-60,000 bees crowd into close quarters and soon you have the recipe for an overheated colony. Bees can actually become ill, and developing brood can perish and wax can melt. In my new video below I'll give several pointers on how to keep your hives cooler on those extremely hot summer days. The second video is how to check to see if your queen is up in the honey supers. Take a look at these videos and enjoy!




Bee sure and take one of online beekeeping courses:


Our new book, Backyard Beekeeping went on sale today! We are so excited. Please check it out!

It's finally here! Today is a beautiful day--our brand new book, Backyard Beekeeping, is officially out in the world for all to read and enjoy and learn about beekeeping.

It's been a wild ride from start to finish, and Sheri and I are thrilled to now be published authors of a great book on beekeeping. Thank you again for all of your support, it really means the world to us.

You can learn more and order here: https://amzn.to/2Tc9AT5

Thursday, June 25, 2020

What Are The Early Warning Signs That Your Hive Is Preparing To Swarm?



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

If this is your first or second year in keeping bees, you probably have realized that there are always challenges.

Many of these challenges are baffling, like your queen started out laying well, but now you cannot find her and you can't find any brood. What the heck do you do now?

Not to mention thousands of varroa destructor mites are roaming through your hive biting your bees and spreading viruses that could potentially kill your bees in the winter. You do not realize it because you cannot see them that well.

Not to mention the other issues of when to add another deep or another super or should you place the super on top of the other super or below it? Or should you use a queen excluder? What do you do if the queen lays eggs in your honey super? When do you need to feed your bees? I hear these questions every day because I mentor over 200 beekeepers around the country through my beekeeping coaching program called BeeTeam6.

This week beekeepers have been sending me their pictures asking me what's happening to their hive. Many report good news, and ask questions about how to deal with healthy and rapidly expanding hives. I'm instructing them what to do next. They are so thankful to have a certified master beekeeper to seek advice from.

We can only take 2 more beekeepers into BeeTeam6. After that, you can sign up on our waiting list and if and when someone drops off we will work through our waiting list in the order that you signed up on the waiting list. Avoid the waitlist and sign up today! If beekeeping is more challenging than you thought, we can help!



Do You Know The Early Warning Signs That Your Hive Is Going To Swarm?

I've just made another video explaining why hives swarms and what to look for to detect a swarm before it happens. Please tell others about our beekeeping videos and subscribe and give us a thumbs up! Thank you

Click below to watch my newest beekeeping video just out!


Friday, June 19, 2020

New Beekeeping Videos: Watch Bees Ball And Try And Kill A Queen

Hello from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. Sheri and I are excited about the debut (July 7th) of our new beekeeping book, "Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need To Know To Start Your First Hive."

Choosing the right hive can be confusing. Here's a tip from our new book available for Pre-order from Amazon. Just click here.

"The backyard beekeeper's skill level and knowledge will bring about a greater level of successful beekeeping that the nuances of a particular hive type. Answering key questions about your beekeeping endeavor can helps you decide on the hive that is right for your particular needs, budget, and challenges. For example, will your hive be primarily for pollinating your garden or for bulk honey production? Are you considering a hive for the ease of adding and removing honey supers? Maybe you want are wanting a type of hive that is the easiest to build. Will you be moving the hive?"

It is available for pre-order on Amazon. Sheri and I would appreciate any support you can lend our way to help this book get off to a fantastic start by pre ordering our book from Amazon: Follow This Link Today!

2 More Very Cool Beekeeping Videos: Queen Issues

I've just made two more beekeeping videos that you are going to love. The first one is a followup video because I accidentally moved two queens into the same hive. So many people on YouTube commented that they saw me move the queen, that I quickly ran out to see if I could keep the two queens from fighting. You will not believe what we found! So in the first video below, we will go in and attempt to rescue a queen.

In the second video I start with a fun coffee chat and then a look at how to successfully inspect your hive thoroughly, yet pretty fast. Take a look and please subscribe!




Tuesday, June 16, 2020

2 New Beekeeping Videos

Hello from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. Sheri and I are excited about the debut (July 7th)of our new beekeeping book, "Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need To Know To Start Your First Hive."

It is available for pre-order on Amazon. Sheri and I would appreciate any support you can lend our way to help this book get off to a fantastic start by pre ordering our book from Amazon: Follow This Link Today!


I've just posted two new beekeeping videos that you will love! One follows the life of a hive raising a new queen. Watch their virgin queen fly. We follow her progress in getting mated and starting to lay. This is good math to understand when to expect a hive to start laying after raising a new queen.

The second video is great for learning how to strengthen a weak hive. We go back into the same hive and I show how to add the right brood to give a weak colony a better future. Click on the images
below:




Tuesday, June 9, 2020

We Published A Book On Beekeeping


We have had a surge in new memberships to
BeeTeam6. Wow! Thank you so much for being part of this beekeeping mentorship and coaching program.
If you have not yet joined up, consider joining for the next 6 months. One of our BeeTeam6 members had this to say, "Good afternoon, Mr. Burns,
Sir, I just wanted to thank you for everything. Started the spring with 4 queenless hives & 2 splits. Now you are looking at 7 hives, all with beautiful brood patterns, tons of healthy bees & I have 4 Flow supers on, which are filling up fast. Your expertise, videos & tips have definitely upped my bee game. I feel both honored & privileged to have you as my teacher. My initial disappointment has turned to great happiness & a newfound desire to further my beekeeping endeavor. Even the info from yesterday's video was used today to find a missing queen. Thank you, sir. 
I have just a quick question: it's pretty hot today here in VA (mid 90s). I see substantial bearding in front of some of the hives. Should I remove the entrance reducers or is that not necessary? I mainly have them on to guard against SHB (they got those red beetle contraptions). Otherwise, all smooth sailing over here. Thanks again
Luis

Sign Up For BeeTeam6 Now. Beekeeping will be intense and may stress you out for the next 6 months. You need a friend who knows what they are talking about. For less than $5 a week, you can call, text or email David anytime you need help, guidance or need a question answered. Click here to sign up now. You've spent so much time and money getting started in beekeeping, why not invest less than $20 a month to have an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper at your fingertips. Click here to join now. We are extending 7 more spots.

Sheri and I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 2020 seems to throw new surprises at us every month. Beekeeping can certainly be a calming hobby during so much unrest and anxiety in our country.

WE PUBLISHED A BEEKEEPING BOOK

After a LOT of hard work behind-the-scenes for the past several months, I'm so excited to finally announce something...We have a new book coming out in July.

Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your First Hive is all about getting started in beekeeping. We've helped thousands over the years get started keeping bees so we decided to write a book to help even more. Our years of experience will be a huge benefit for you. You can PREORDER and learn more and see it here.

Over the coming weeks, I'll be sharing sneak peeks, tips, how-tos, and a whole lot more so you can get excited right along with me. Stay tuned!

Thank you for supporting our small, family beekeeping business during COVID19. Sheri and I do not have other jobs or careers. We make our living solely from your kindness in placing orders with us. We know you have so many options, some cheaper than us, but so many of you continue to purchase from us because you like our overall service and education we offer to the beekeeping community. Thank you so much. We worked hard to meet our customers' orders for packages and nucs this year during the pandemic and it all worked out. 

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Let's pretend you are planning a trip to Hawaii and after you are settled in on the plane, the pilot introduces himself over the intercom and says, "Welcome aboard everyone. Though I've never taken any classes or instructions on flying, I feel confident that I can fly this 747 to Hawaii because I've read some books, watched some YouTube videos and a fellow pilot down the road has helped answer some of my questions". You would get off the plane as fast as you could. Beekeeping is very similar. The confidence, knowledge and foundation that you receive by taking our Ultimate Beekeeping Course will catapult you years ahead of trying to figure beekeeping out without a class.

I recently took up Amateur radio. My approach was to learn it all by watching hours and days of YouTube videos about Ham radio. There are thousands!! But there were so many opinions, contradictions, and different approaches. I finally signed up for an online course to learn Amateur radio and it was amazing how fast I learned. I have passed both of the FCC's Technician and General Class Licenses. It's the same with beekeeping. Public YouTube videos are largely short and for entertainment. Have you ever seen a beekeeping video on YouTube that dives into the anatomy of the honeybee or the effects of vitellogenesis on bees of winter physiology? Probably not because it is not entertaining. Get the foundation and fundamentals of beekeeping under your belt and earn a certificate of completion you can hang on your wall after taking our Ultimate Beekeeping Course which contains our six most popular courses: Basic Beekeeping, Spring Management, Getting Your Bees Through The Winter, How To Raise Your Own Queens and Advance Beekeeping. Advance beekeeping will help you identify pests and diseases that can quickly destroy your hive. Having the skills to detect these diseases early can save your hive. Our Ultimate Course is still 50% off for a little while.

Click here for the Ultimate Beekeeping Online Course. It never goes away, take your time, and enjoy these videos from the comfort of your home. This is NOT a zoom or Skype meeting. This is a private learning experienced taught by David Burns.

My new video is almost ready. I'm making a video on tracking a queen, from queen cells, to the virgin queen to observing her laying. This will go live on YouTube sometime next week so keep watching for it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New Video On How I Got Started In Beekeeping-My Personal Story

Sheri and I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Our curbside package bee pickup day went great! For those of you who picked up your bees, thank you for your patience.

Covid19 has been crazy and if anything it probably has given us a bit more time to care for our bees. Since we cannot go to as many places as we once did, maybe you have more time with your beekeeping hobby. My main hobby was shut down due to social distancing so I added another hobby...Ham Radio. I'm taking my FCC test tomorrow, remotely in Woodland Hills, California.

Maybe beekeeping is your new hobby, good for you! It is a hoot. My two major involvements with beekeeping is mentoring beekeepers and teaching. My mentoring is a program known as BeeTeam6. Yesterday, BeeTeam6 members received my article about the Asian Hornet along with some special tips on handling package bee cages in poor weather. There are so many advantages in being a BeeTeam6 member but the most significant one is being able to call me, email me or text me whenever you need help! Sign up today!

Years ago I made my beekeeping courses available online and so many have taken my courses, it is amazing. We've had our online courses at 50% off to help beekeepers take a class since all local clubs and college beekeeping courses were canceled. However, this sale will be ending soon, so please do not miss out!

One student said, "Hi David - I took the spring management course recently and felt so much better prepared for our spring inspection. In the past I had less confidence about the process. There’s always something unexpected that’s bound to happen, but I was more grounded and able to experience more of the fun and awe of the process and less concerned about making mistakes. 

Best of all my 21 year old son is back from college and suddenly super interested in the bees, having him with us and being able to share the experience was really cool. 

Thanks for sharing your wisdom, take care."

Suzanne 



Watch My Newest Video,"How I Got Started In Beekeeping". I believe this will be an inspiring and entertaining video. Please help me reach 50,000 subscribers by subscribing and forwarding the video to others. And please give it a thumbs up too! Watch It Now By Clicking Below:


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

How To Make A Split

Reports are coming in across the country that bees are SWARMING!

Sheri and I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I know most of us are ready for the country to return to normal so we can visit family, travel and return to a normal life. Maybe you feel all alone in your beekeeping endeavor. Consider having me as your remote mentor.

WHAT IS A REMOTE/VIRTUAL MENTOR? With local clubs unable to meet and many beekeeping mentors staying isolated, you may feel all alone. I can help you no matter where you live. For years, I have been mentoring beekeepers across the country via phone, text and email. You can have an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper at your fingertips when you are knee deep in a mess or unsure about what you should do next with your bees. So many beekeepers are new and live in panic or worry mode. Sign up for BEETEAM6 TODAY! Cancel anytime.


Sign up month by month: Click Here For Month By Month Basis

You have enough on your mind. Join the rank of hundreds who trust David as their personal beekeeping mentor.

The next Beeteam6 video and article will go out in several days. Join now to receive the next episode. I will be examining a brood frame cell by cell, making many observations as to what is visible and explaining my observations. It will be very helpful and insightful.

Watch My Newest Video "How To Make A Split" Now By Clicking On The Image Below: