Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving & 50% Off Online Courses Starting Today

 


Happy Thanksgiving!
50% off Online Courses
Starting Now!!

Sheri and I would like to thank the wonderful friends of our business for your continued support and loyalty through this very trying year of 2020. Sheri and I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe.

So many of our great customers have continued to support our family bee business throughout 2020 and we are so thankful. We are still here helping beekeepers around the country. What helped us stay afloat was the outpouring of appreciation shown for our online beekeeping courses. When COVID19 started we took our Online Beekeeping Courses down to 50% off so that we could help mend the gap between new beekeepers and classroom training that was not allowed due to the virus. Our online courses were enjoyed by beekeepers throughout the US. Now, once again, all of our Online Beekeeping Courses are now 50% off through Cyber Monday.

  • With the pandemic not letting up, you will not likely be able to take a beekeeping class at a club or college this winter or spring.
  • Enjoy our courses from the safety and comfort of your home.
  • Our Online Courses are private, not a zoom meeting.
  • Watch the course videos whenever you want.
  • Courses are yours forever, so spend the winter soaking up all the knowledge you can to help be prepared this spring.

As local beekeeping classes have been canceled around the country, our ONLINE COURSES will give beekeepers the knowledge they are seeking. We've had our classes online for several years with students telling us how much they enjoy and appreciate our online courses.

Our Most Popular Course Is Our
The Ultimate Course Includes: Spring Management, Basic Beginners, How To Get Your Bees Through The Winter, Advance Beekeeping & How To Raise Queens

With the increase in Online Courses, David has been very busy signing each Certificate of Completion

David & Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
www.honeybeesonline.com
217-427-2678

Monday, November 16, 2020

New Beekeeping Video & Why Bees Die In The Winter

 


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

We are only 10 days away from Thanksgiving!! We realize with COVID 19 Thanksgiving might be different for your family gatherings, so please be safe and enjoy this special time of the year.

I've made a new YouTube video that you will enjoy. Find out in this video if my experiment will succeed to be a flop. Click on the video below to watch.



New YouTube Video
50,000 Subscribers Closing In
We are closing in on 50,000 subscribers for our YouTube beekeeping channel. Thank you so much for helping us reach 50,000!! We are only 1,637 subscribers away from 50,000. We are hoping to reach this goal by the end of 2020.


New YouTube Merchandise

You've been telling us for some time to offer T-shirts and merchandise on our YouTube channel, and so we are offering merchandise now!! In the description of our newest video you'll find links to pre-order your shirt or hoodie. There's a picture of me standing in front of my camera holding a frame of bees making a beekeeping video with my signature on the shirt.


This is a great for new beginners who are thinking about beekeeping or have only been keeping bees a few years. A great Christmas present. Order your autograph copy today.

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

Online Beekeeping Courses
With the pandemic worsening, the chances of winter or spring on site beekeeping classes at your club or college do not look good. Decide now to prepare for spring by taking one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses. Beware that some FREE online courses may not be thorough enough to give you the knowledge you need. You can enjoy my video courses in the comfort of your home, at your own pace. These courses are yours to keep forever and you can safely learn about bees from your home.
Click on this link for online course info: https://www.honeybeesonline.com/online-beekeeping-academy/
Winter-Bee-Kinds UPDATE
Because our winter-bee-kinds are selling so fast, we temporarily took them offline until we can get caught up! We plan to be caught up within a week or two so look for them to be back online. We appreciate the support of our product.
Feeding Bees In The Winter: Inspecting A Winter Bee Kind
Why Bees Die In The Winter

Varroa Mites Spreading Viruses
-Keep your mite levels down all year long to control winter viruses.

Lack of Resources
-Our Winter-Bee-Kind is a great way to ensure your bees do not run out of resources during winter.

Lack of Bees of Winter Physiology
-Bees of winter physiology live 4-6 months giving your bees the population they need to stay warm throughout the winter, and be strong in the spring.

Poor Queen/Lack of Adequate Population
-Inspect your hive every 2 weeks in the spring and summer to ensure you have a strong laying queen. If not, replace her.

Too Much Moisture
-Condensation can develop inside the hive in the winter. Use a Winter-Bee-Kind to absorb the moisture.

Disease
-Monitor your hive in the spring and summer for any signs of diseases.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Watch Part 3 Of My Newest Video For Winter Prep

 


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

Today is October 1st and cooler weather is being enjoyed throughout much of the US.

Bees are not as active in colder areas of the US and need to be feed. Now is the time to make your last minute preparations for winter. Today, I've made a new video on taking off your supers and queen excluders in preparation for winter.

Also, something new I've added to my beekeeping videos is known as "Coffee Time", a time for us to just sit down and chat about life in general. It has been a big hit. Some people are watching my videos just for "Coffee Time".

Watch my new video below just published, and please subscribe and click on the bell so you'll be notified each time I make a new video.


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 to help your 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 own time at your own pace, in the comfort and safety of your home. Watch at your own pace in private, by yourself.


Can You Feed Your Bees Too Much?
The simple answer is no. During spring and most of summer bees have an unlimited supply of nectar. More nectar is available to bees in spring and summer than what you can provide in a jar. However, bees are crazy about storing up everything they can get their hands on, so it is possible they can run out of room. This happens naturally in the spring without you feeding them and they sometimes swarm. Fortunately when we feed bees in the fall, their swarm instinct is gone. Our job is to feed our hives and give them room to grow and store!

How David Can Be Your Personal Mentor?
Sign Up For 6 Months And Receive The "Getting Your Bees Through Winter" Course FREE
Sign Up For BeeTeam6 Now. Beekeeping will be intense and may stress you out as we head into winter. You will see hundreds of dead bees in front of your hive in September - October. Will you know what's happening? Are you sure you will raise bees of winter physiology? You need a friend who knows what they are talking about.

AREN'T YOU TIRED OF HEARING CONFLICTING INFO?

SO MANY DIFFERENT VOICE ON YOUTUBE

WOULDN'T YOU RATHER HAVE ONE SOURCE?

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO CALL OR EMAIL A CERTIFIED MASTER BEEKEEPER WITH QUESTIONS?

For less than $5 a week, you can call, text or email David anytime you need help, guidance or need a question answered. You've spent so much time and money getting started in beekeeping.


Winter-Bee-Kinds Video




Our winter-bee-kinds are selling so fast! Don't be left out. Order yours today by clicking here.




Monday, September 28, 2020

New Video, 3 Tips To Help Prepare Your Bees For Winter

 


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

We are a week into fall already, can you believe it? We hope you are staying safe and healthy and enjoying the beautiful fall season.

Many beekeepers started beekeeping in 2020, some due to COVID, looking for a hobby to pass the time during quarantine. You've put some hard work into keeping your bees healthy all year so now it is time to put on the finishing touches to prepare them for a harsh winter.

Do Bees Hibernate In The Winter? No, they remain active all winter. However, the queen lays less eggs and the colony clusters together to stay warm as soon as the temps drop below 50 degrees (f).

Should You Wrap Your Hive For Winter? Yes, and No. Sometimes wrapping a hive with insulation can be helpful, but other times it can prevent the winter sun from warming the box.

Here are other questions I am often asked about getting bees through the winter?

How much should I reduce my entrance? Should I close up my screen bottom board or leave it open? How do I feed my bees in the winter? Should I leave one honey super on? Should I remove the queen excluder? How do I know if I have enough bees to make it through winter?

Over the last few months you may have made a few mistakes. But since bees thrive in the spring and summer your bees likely recovered and picked up the pace again. However, now that it is fall, there is no room for error. Mistakes now will have devastating results.


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 to help your 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 own time at your own pace, in the comfort and safety of your home. Watch at your own pace in private, by yourself.



New YouTube Video On Preparing Your Bees For Winter Published Moments Ago
Our new beekeeping video is the second in a series to help you prepare your bees for winter. Today, I'll share the top 3 reasons bees die in winter and what you can do to prevent this from happening. Please watch and subscribe. We are trying to reach 50,000 subscribers by the end of the year, so please subscribe. To view our newest video, just play the videos below. If you are new to this newsletter, I've also included Part 1 just in case you missed it.







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


How David Can Be Your Personal Mentor?
Sign Up For 6 Months And Receive The "Getting Your Bees Through Winter" Course FREE
Sign Up For BeeTeam6 Now. Beekeeping will be intense and may stress you out as we head into winter. You will see hundreds of dead bees in front of your hive in September - October. Will you know what's happening? Are you sure you will raise bees of winter physiology? You need a friend who knows what they are talking about.

AREN'T YOU TIRED OF HEARING CONFLICTING INFO?

SO MANY DIFFERENT VOICE ON YOUTUBE

WOULDN'T YOU RATHER HAVE ONE SOURCE?

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO CALL OR EMAIL A CERTIFIED MASTER BEEKEEPER WITH QUESTIONS?

For less than $5 a week, you can call, text or email David anytime you need help, guidance or need a question answered. You've spent so much time and money getting started in beekeeping.


Winter-Bee-Kinds Video
Our winter-bee-kinds are selling so fast! Don't be left out. Order yours today by clicking here.
Feeding Bees In The Winter: Inspecting A Winter Bee Kind

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.




Order Our New Autographed Book!



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: