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.

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.