Monday, July 19, 2021

Your Honey CAN Go Bad!

 


Your Honey 
CAN Go Bad!


Hello From Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. I'm EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns. I'm here to help you make the right decision to avoid your honey going bad.

Can honey go bad?? I thought honey never went bad. Well, that is almost accurate but not quite.

How can your honey go bad?

In my newest video, I'll explain a big mistake you can make to make your honey go bad, ruin your whole year's work and make your customers angry and want their money back.

Please do not make this horrible mistake.

Before you watch the video, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. It will help me so much if you would be so kind to support my channel. I'm inspired to make more videos as my channel continues to grow. All my videos have a red subscribe button in the lower right corner of the videos, so just click there and join my nearly 66,000 other subscribers. Thank you in advance.


Are you a new beekeeper and are starting to realize YOU NEED HELP?? Consider taking my ONLINE Ultimate Beekeeping Course.

Greater knowledge leads to greater success!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Some Beekeeping Stuff Is Worthless And A Big Waste Of Money




Hello From Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. I'm EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns. I'm here to help you keep healthier bees and avoid horrible mistakes.

When I first started beekeeping I desperately searched for answers and I fell for a ton of gizmos and gadgets thinking it would make my bees healthier and produce more honey. It's crazy what we will fall for.

I'm starting a new video series where I evaluate various pieces of beekeeping equipment and ask the question, "Is It Worthless or Worth it?"

If you've not seen my two, latest videos please check them out. The first one is on the inner cover. Are inner covers really needed? What is the purpose of an inner cover anyway?

The second video is on screen bottom boards. Are they really any better than a solid bottom board. Can you use screen bottom boards in the winter? Check these videos out below to discover how many mites are reduced by screen bottom boards and how they effect your honey production.

And PLEASE subscribe to our Beekeeping YouTube channel so you can keep learning how to keep healthier bees an avoid horrible mistakes. Help us reach 100,000 subscribers by the end of the year. I'm doing my part by making a ton of videos! We are at 64,562 and need 35,438 new subscribers. Thank you sooooo much! Each video has a red subscribe button in the lower right hand corner. When you subscribe you are giving me your support of my channel so I do appreciate it.








Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Can You Tell The Difference Between Capped Brood And Capped Honey? Pollen Or Bee Bread?

 

What Do You See When Your Inspect A Frame?


Hello From Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. I'm EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns. I'm here to help you keep healthier bees and avoid horrible mistakes.

When you inspect a frame from your hive, what do you see?

It is important that you identify everything that is in the cells. The faster you identify nectar, honey, pollen and bee bread the easier it is to analyze your hive's overall health.

The same is true when identify various stages of brood as well.

Some beekeepers tell me they have not learned the difference yet between capped pupae and capped honey!

I'm here to help. I've just made a new video to help you level up your inspections. It's time to level up and know what you are looking at when inspecting your hive.

Here's my newest video below. Go ahead, click on the video and inspect your bees with greater confidence!





Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Just How Much Honey Can You Harvest From Your Hive?

 

Just How Much Honey Can You Take From Your Hive?


Hello From Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend. Bees are bringing in lots of nectar and have started to cap over off lots of honey.

It's fun to harvest honey from a hive, but just how much do we need to leave on for the bees? In today's video we'll open and inspect a hive to see just how much honey, pollen and bee bread they have in store. I think you'll be shocked on what grade I'm going to give this hive for having stored resources. Will I give it an A+ or an F?

I'll be using my Inspection Guide to help me assess the hive's overall resource health.

We will also mark a forager and see how long she stays out on a foraging flight.
 
I've worked hard on this inspection guide and you will not be disappointed. This guide will walk you through how to collect the information you need to
make a wise decision for your next step.

So purchase the Inspection Guide and then watch my new video so you can inspect your hive to determine if they have enough resources.









In the video below, learn to inspect like a beast!


Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Learn To Inspect Your Hive Like A Beast

 

Inspecting A Hive Can Be A Waste Of Time...If Not Done Correctly


Hello From Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. Inspecting a hive can be a waste of time IF you do not know what you are looking for or what you are seeing. Many beekeepers inspect their hives but they simply do not actually know what to look for or how to identify a problem.

Someone who is not a mechanic may open the hood and stare at the engine and not have a clue as to what is wrong. Many beekeepers are staring inside their hive missing great opportunities to accurately access their hives.

Other beekeepers are so new they are too uneasy about giving their hive a thorough inspection. In today's video join me for a frame by frame, thorough hive inspection.

Over the years I've continued to use my inspection sheet that I created to help me assess my hives. I've recently expanded it into an easy to follow 11 page Inspection Guide. More than most traditional inspection sheets, this
guide explains what you should be looking for, how to record important numbers to help you gain vital data from you hive so you can take the next step to better your hive's future.
 
I've worked hard on this inspection guide and you will not be disappointed. This guide will walk you through how to collect the information you need to
make a wise decision for your next step.

So purchase the Inspection Guide and then watch my new video so you can inspect your hive like a beast!



Here's my newest video. Be the first to answer the question in the video correctly and win a free Online Beekeeping Course. Enjoy!






In the video below, watch my cicada video. What's up with these guys?


Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

5 Tips On Mowing Around Your Hive & How To Fix A Hive After You Knock It Over With Your Mower

 


Time To Mow Around Your Hive...


It doesn't take long before the grass and weeds grow up around your beautiful hive, making your bee yard look unkept and a mess. How do you mow and trim around the hive without getting stung a million times by your bees?

Is it true that bees do not have ears? It is true. Bees do not have ears on the side of their heads like humans. But, they do have a Johnston's organ in their antenna and subgenual's in their legs which are better than ears. These organs pick up sound waves in the form of vibrations.

Mowers and weed eaters are very loud to bees and they interpret the noise as a threat to their hive. If you get too close and are not suited up...OUCH!! OUCH!! and more OUCHES!!

I have 5 Tips for making mowing around your hives easier and hopefully minimize being stung. Watch my short video on how to mow around your hive.





While we are tidying up the bee yard, let's paint some hives. How in the world can we paint our hives when they are full of bees? In the video below, I'll share 2 ways that will make it so easy for you. See the video below.


Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

And we've opened BeeTeam6 up to 30 more members!! Sign up today. CLICK HERE

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

When Nature Calls, You Have To Answer

 

Nature Calls...



When nature calls you have to answer. Nature may be calling you to add another box to your hive before they become overcrowded and swarm. But if you add a box too soon, it may cause the bees just to go up and stay on the center frames and never work the frames near the walls. Timing is everything.

How Can You Know When To Add A New Box?

In today's new video, we'll explain how to know when it is time to add a new box to your growing hive. And in this video...

$$ A Free Online Ultimate Class Giveaway $$

During the video I'll ask two challenging questions about bee larvae. The first person who answers the two questions as close as possible will win our Ultimate ONLINE Beekeeping Course worth $259. Good luck. Click on the video below.




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Learn to know when your bees are telling you it's time to add an additional box to your hive. Watch the video above.

Below, our previous video was a big hit. So many people enjoyed learning and observing the difference between a 5 frame nuc and a package of bees installed on the same day. Click below to watch that video.




Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

I've Made Some Big Mistakes In Beekeeping

 


So Here's The Thing...


You would think that spring would be an easy time for bees and beekeepers. Then why is it the busiest and most difficult time of the year to get your hive off to a great start?

It's because so many things can go wrong so fast. Swarming, queen failure, when to add the next box, mite explosion, beetles, when to stop feeding, how much to open the entrance... on and on it goes.

I've just made a couple of new videos that will be so helpful. In my latest video I compare the progress of a 5 frame nuc to a 3 pound package, both installed on the same day about two weeks ago. In this video you will learn:

How to "read" frames, how to evaluate queen cups, how to find your queen, how to find eggs. I'll also show you how to identify what's in the cells, such as pollen, nectar, honey, eggs, larvae, pupae and more.

Please watch this video right away so you can start keeping healthier bees and avoid horrible mistakes! Please subscribe and give me a thumbs up. Also in this video you're invited to leave a comment about future videos you'd like to see me make. Click on the video below.





Have you ever made a BIG mistake? When I first started keeping bees I made plenty of big mistakes. I've just made a video on 3 things I would have done differently. Check it out below:


Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Watch Our New Video & Win A New Refractometer

 


New Video

Installing A Package & A
5 Frame Nuc


In today's new video we will install a new package and follow its progression every several days. I'll show you what I and maybe this series will help you keep your package going strong. We will also install a 5 frame Nuc. ENJOY!  Please Subscribe!!




Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Extra Package Available

 Extra Packages Available




We have extra packages available for today and Tuesday only, May 3-4th. Available for PICK-UP only from 10am-8pm (Central Time) both days.

ORDER ONLINE, Then, come pick up your 3lb package with a mated queen.

We are located in East Central Illinois. Just put Long Lane Honey Bee Farms in Google Maps and head over.

An extra package can help shore up your splits or strengthen a weak colony or add another hive to your bee yard.

Or if your hive made it through winter but they are queenless and you cannot find a queen, add a package of bees plus a new mated queen to keep your hive going!




Now that you are a beekeeper you may be faced with many questions. It's never too late to take one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 

Spring Tips, Beltsville, Maryland Bee Lab Results and
Photos of Oddities From The Hive


Watch our newest video where I'll review the results from a Bee Report From the Beltsville, MD bee lab, and I'll share some important spring tips. Also, we will observe some oddities from the hive submitted by BeeTeam6 members.



Currently I'm offering my ONLINE Ultimate Beekeeping Course at 50% off to help support beekeepers who may not be able to attend local clubs or classes due to the pandemic. Take advantage now as this offer ends in 16 days (April 30th, 2021).



New Beekeeping Video:

  • Spring Tips

  • Review of a Beltsville Bee Report

  • Oddities from the hive

  • Coffee Time With Sheri


Click on the video below, and PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and click on the bell in the video to be notified each time I make a new video.


Beekeeping Mentorship Program/Coaching
Having a coach can help you succeed at beekeeping. I'd love to be your personal mentor and beekeeping coach. We have opened up 10 more spots, so sign up today.

As a member of BeeTeam6, you can call my personal cell phone and talk to me directly when you have beekeeping questions. I was certified as a Master Beekeeper by the Eastern Apicultural Society of North American in 2010. As a member you can call me, email me or send me a question via text. Lessen your anxiety and learn to enjoy your bees making better decision with me as your coach.

You can either subscribe month to month
The last 4 openings filled so fast so I've opened it up to 10 more spots

David & Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
www.honeybeesonline.com
P.O. Box 254
Catlin, Illinois 61817



Thursday, April 1, 2021

David Burns Helps You Learn To Read Your Frames During An Inspection

 

Learning To Read Your Frames During An Inspection


When I first started beekeeping, I had no idea what I was seeing. I thought I did, but understanding what I know now, I realize that I was very uniformed in my early years of beekeeping. That lack of knowledge about brood development and the life cycle of the adult honey bee cost me many mistakes and the loss of hives.

Until a beekeeper can read the contents of their frames and understand what they are seeing, they will not know what steps they should take next. Here are a minimum of 6 essential things you must be able to identify to successfully keep bees:

1. Ages of eggs.
2. Larvae in various stages.
3. Pupae (Difference between drone and worker pupae).
4. The difference between queen cups and queen cells.
5. Spotty brood versus a solid brood pattern.
6. Stored resources such as bee bread, pollen, nectar and honey.

These six only address healthy observations not to mention understanding how to observe unhealthy diseases etc.

If you know nothing about a car engine, when you open the hood, you have no idea why it will not start or why it died. Many beekeepers lack the very essential knowledge to properly inspect their hive leading to problems going unnoticed.

PLEASE DO NOT try beekeeping
without taking a beekeeping course!


Currently I'm offering my ONLINE Ultimate Beekeeping Course at 50% off to help support beekeepers who may not be able to attend local clubs or classes due to the pandemic. Take advantage now as this offer ends in 29 days (April 30th, 2021).



Spring Feeding
Especially Great When Cold Snaps Hit!

Feed your bees just what they need for spring. Feeding bees from the top is much more effective in the spring when they still may cluster on cooler nights. We recommend adding our 3 additives to your 1:1 sugar water and use on our Burns Bees Feeding System as shown here and in the video below. These sell out fast, so order now while they are still available.



New Beekeeping Video:

  • How To Better Understand Brood Development.

  • How To Better Understand The Life Cycle Of The Adult Honey Bee.

  • Do Something New For Spring - Coffee Time

Click on the video below, and PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and click on the bell in the video to be notified each time I make a new video.


Beekeeping Mentorship Program/Coaching
Having a coach can help you succeed at beekeeping. I'd love to be your personal mentor and beekeeping coach. We have just a few spots left open, so sign up today.

As a member of BeeTeam6, you can call my personal cell phone and talk to me directly when you have beekeeping questions. I was certified as a Master Beekeeper by the Eastern Apicultural Society of North American in 2010. As a member you can call me, email me or send me a question via text. Lessen your anxiety and learn to enjoy your bees making better decision with me as your coach.

You can either subscribe month to month
These few spot will go fast, so come join the team!

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