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,

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?
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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.





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
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Feeding Bees In The Winter: Inspecting A Winter Bee Kind