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.

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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.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Thank You For Supporting Our Small, Family Business

I know you may be bored at home and tired of watching movies. I've made a REALLY FUN beekeeping video that you will enjoy.

Join me as I travel "remotely" to North Carolina to one of my BeeTeam6 members, and Online student to evaluate his first hive inspection 9 days after installing the package. PLEASE give a thumbs up on the video, and please subscribe. I'm hoping to reach 50,000 subscribers by the end of the year. Click on the video below. Enjoy, be safe and stay healthy!

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Friday, April 10, 2020

New Video On Where Your Bees Are Flying & Bees In A Cold Snap

Thank You For Supporting Our Small, Family Business

It's getting colder for a while, and below I've given some tips on what to do if you live in an area that is seeing a cold snap.

We want to thank our loyal customers who continue to support our small, family business. These are difficult times for all small, family businesses and for everyone. But the good news is the true American spirit of kindness and generosity is shining through.

We appreciate your business at times like this so much. We are so thankful when you purchase one of our Online Beekeeping Courses. You'll not only learn so many new things about beekeeping, but your purchases greatly helps our business. Our online beekeeping courses are 50% off.

If you are bored at home with nothing to do, now is the time to either learn a new hobby or expand your knowledge in your current hobby. Our online beekeeping courses have been available for several years. They were not quickly thrown together in a panic. Instead, we've heard from hundreds and hundreds of beekeepers who have enjoyed our Online Beekeeping Courses for years.

These are NOT Zoom or Skype events. Our classes consists of videos of EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns from the comfort of your home, on your own time, private and available forever, whenever. Click Here For More Information

Thank you for your patience as we have a smaller staff. We've even called in David to help with shipping out your orders. He is still working hard, mentoring his members of BeeTeam6 and producing Beekeeping Videos. He has just finished a very interesting new video on pollen sourcing, determining where your bees are going based on the pollen on their legs.

As you watch David's Video, please help us out. Please subscribe to our YouTube Beekeeping channel. We now have 34,000 Subscribers which is amazing. Also, it helps us out so much when you give us a thumbs up on the video. Just below the video you are watching, you have an option to do both, subscribe and give us a thumbs up. Thank you!

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Spring is always full of surprises as temperatures are like a yo-yo. One day last week it was 80, then the next day it snowed. I was almost convinced to splits my hives, but glad I waited as next week looks cooler than normal. If it's dropping below freezing where you live, you may want to consider wrapping your hives until your bees start flying again. Certainly feeding your bees is a must! Feed From The Top with our feeding!

If you've already made your splits and you live in the north where temperatures will drop below freezing, consider wrapping your splits and keep food on your new splits. Feeding bees can help them maintain heat within the hive.

If you are unfortunate and have to install a package on a cold, rainy or snowy day, cowboy up and get 'er done! Have a friend hold an umbrella over you and the hive. Do not leave your bees in the package longer than necessary. And remember, when temperatures drop below 50 degrees (f), bees greatly decrease their consumption of sugar water. Laying is reduced as bees are forced to cluster as well.

Our Most Popular ONLINE Beekeeping 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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New Video On 1st Inspection Of An OverWintered Hive

Honey Bees: A Calming Joy

Sheri and I hope that you are staying safe and healthy. We are still on schedule for package bee pick up on April 25th as we are an essential agricultural business. We will have you stay in your car and will place the packages in the car for you. Our store will not be open that day so if you are in need of items, please purchase online at: www.honeybeesonline.com. and we will have items shipped to you.

With all that is going on in the world, what a joy to observe these amazing creatures flying in and out of their hive, going about their work as usual. Our gardens, orchards and speciality crops are so dependent upon the pollination service that honey bees provide.

Sheri and I would like to thank all of our customers who continue to purchase our online classes and beekeeping equipment. Supporting small businesses at this time is so important and we really do appreciate it.

We'd like to share four areas where we've been working hard for you lately. First, we've made all of our ONLINE Beekeeping classes available at 50% off. You can watch them in the safety of your home, at your own pace, forever, no time limit or pressure. All local beekeeping classes have been canceled around the country, so our ONLINE COURSES will give beekeepers the knowledge they are seeking. We've had our classes online for years with students telling us how much they have enjoyed 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

Secondly, we've been working hard to put together a live ZOOM beekeeping podcast. Knowing that you may be getting bored at home, now you can join Jon and David for a live (Zoom) episode of their popular podcast, Hive Talk. It's Thursday April 2nd at 2pm Central Time. We thought maybe you had time on your hand and would enjoy talking with David and Jon on their Popular HIVE TALK Podcast. Check out the instructions below and join David and Jon. You can even throw some questions there way. If you've never heard David and Jon together, you are missing a great treat. Together they are witty, brilliant, entertaining and share over half a century in beekeeping experience.

Join us live via Zoom meeting on April 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).  

Join us from your computer (PC, Mac or Linux) or your smartphone (iOS or Android): 

Sign in to your zoom account before you click the link to join the meeting, or you will be prompted to log in and/or download and install the software. To download and set up an account in advance, go to:  https://zoom.us/download

You will be able to use the chat feature in Zoom to type in your questions and comments during the program.

If you don't want to install zoom, you can also join by phone and listen:
312-626-6799 (US Toll) or 
646-558-8656 (US Toll) 
and enter the Meeting ID: 741 197 996 

This meeting will be recorded and uploaded to our podcast library. Not familiar with Hive Talk? Listen to some of our previous episodes:


Thirdly, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns, has made a new and extensive YouTube video. Join David as he opens up an overwintered colony to see how well it did during the winter. In this video David will evaluate the brood, if drone brood is present, the condition of the queen, perform a mite count, evaluate the bee population, stored resources and if the deep hive bodies need rotated. Be sure and Subscribe to his channel and PLEASE give this video a thumbs up. Check out this NEW video below:

Fourthly, Sheri and I have been spending the last few months working hard with our publisher and editors to finish our Beekeeping book. We have enjoyed writing this book on beekeeping finally putting our unique practices and philosophy into print. Our book should hit the bookstores in July. We will keep you posted.

"I Can't Believe It" That's what one new BeeTeam6 member said to me recently. He said he couldn't believe I actually answered his call and knew his name. He was in a dilemma with his bees and I talked him through quite a mess, and together we got his hive problem solved from several states away.

BeeTeam6 is my mentorship/coaching program. Once you sign up, you are given my personal cell phone, my email address and the privilege to call me or text me or email me anytime you need help. One person even told me this week that they view me as a good friend since I've helped them so much.

Please consider signing up and becoming a part of BeeTeam6. This is the time of the year you can really benefit from a solid, certified mentor. Each month I will send you several beekeeping articles and videos. For less that $5 a week, I'm on the other end of your phone anytime you need me, 7 days a week. This is a great way to enjoy beekeeping rather than going at it all alone, not knowing for sure what to do next. And, for the month of April, when you sign up as a new BeeTeam6, 6 month member, you will receive a free, autographed copy of our new book this coming out this Summer.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our family's business!

David & Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms