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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

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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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How To Transition Your Hive From Winter To Spring & New Video!

 


                   Only 17 days until Spring!


3 Pound Packages Still Available
5 Reasons I love Packages For New Beginners:
  • They are easy to handle and install
  • They are fun to watch grow from 10,000 bees to 40,000
  • A new beginner can grow in knowledge as the hive grows in size
  • A new package is small in the beginning and less intimidating than a full size hive
  • A fun hobby during the boring pandemic


5 Frame Nucs Still Available
5 Reasons I love Nucs:
  • The queen has been accepted and laying
  • There is brood in various stages on frames
  • Simply transfer over your 5 frame nuc into your hive
  • Health certificate from the state of Illinois showing that the nucs are from inspected hives
  • Has a jump in grow compared to a package.



50% Off Beekeeping ONLINE Courses
We've decided to help beekeepers learn and also have a hobby to enjoy during the pandemic by offering 50% off our online Beekeeping Courses. Most club classes and college courses are still iffy due to COVID-19, so we are once again offering all online courses at 50% February 18 - April 18th. Take advantage of this offer TODAY! Click here now!

Your schedule is hectic enough without trying to figure out where to take a beekeeping class. Save the travel time and expenses of hotels, gas and food. Study at your own pace, when you have time. Study in the safety and comfort of your home. Keep the courses forever! You will receive download instructions on your receipt/invoice after purchase. Select your 50% OFF courses below I recommend the first in the list:










Burns Bees Feeding System
For Spring Feeding

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 Transition Your Hive From Winter To Spring

  • How To Feed Your Bees In The Spring

  • How To Ramp Up Your Foragers To Be Ready For The First Huge Spring Nectar Flow

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Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need To Know To Start Your First Hive

IT'S FINALLY HERE! Sheri and I wrote a book! Backyard Beekeeping, Everything You Need to Know to Start Your First Hive. Copyright 2020 by Rockridge Press. 160 pgs.
 
We will sign your book when you order it from our website.

 
“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


   
 



Our Online Courses Are 50% For A Limited Time

 



Only 30 days until Spring! Hard to believe with the crazy winter weather that has paralyzed the US over the last week. My brother lives in the deep south and last night he lost power from an ice storm and a limb fell on his truck.

So many people are worried about their bees making it through this snow and ice and very cold temperatures. So many people want to know what they can do now to help their bees in the winter. There is really not much to do, maybe wrap the hive and certainly make sure there is a Winter-Bee-Kind as a food source on top. Otherwise, we just have to hope they will make it.

Those who have not taken a class and did not manage their colonies correctly during the summer and fall are likely the ones who will lose the most hives this winter. It is so important to take a beekeeping course so you can avoid common mishaps. I've produced a new video today encouraging new beginners to take a class to avoid these mishaps.

We've been struggling whether we could afford to offer 50% off our online courses again for 2021 as we did for a few months in 2020. But, we decided to show our desire to help beekeepers learn and also have a hobby to enjoy during the pandemic. Most club classes and college courses are still iffy due to COVID-19, so we are once again offering all online courses at 50% February 18 - April 18th. Take advantage of this offer now!

Save the travel expenses of hotels, gas and food. No juggling schedules. Study at your own pace, when you have time. Study in the safety and comfort of your home. You will receive download instructions on your receipt/invoice after purchase. Select your 50% OFF courses below:

ALL SIX COURSES "THE ULTIMATE BEEKEEPING COURSE"

Basic Beekeeping: Learn The Fundamentals of Beekeeping 

A Day In The Apiary With David 

Spring Management: Swarm Control, Making Splits 

Queen Rearing: How To Raise Quality Queens 

Advanced Beekeeping: A Deeper Approach To Beekeeping 

Getting Your Bees Through The Winter 

BEGINNER'S PACKAGE - Includes, the Basic Course, A Day In The Apiary and Getting Your Bees Through The Winter. 

Mite Control Course: Learn quickly and precisely how to test and control mites. Click here.  

Watch Our Newest Video and Please Subscribe

 



 


Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need To Know To Start Your First Hive
IT'S FINALLY HERE! So many of our customers have wanted us to write a book on beekeeping and we did! Backyard Beekeeping, Everything You Need to Know to Start Your First Hive. Copyright 2020 by Rockridge Press. 160 pgs.
 
We will sign your book when you order it from our website.

Click Here To Purchase Your Copy Today!
 
“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

   
 



Don't Let The Complexity Of Beekeeping Overwhelm You

 


Hello from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, we are David and Sheri Burns.

Beekeeping does not have to be so overwhelming. Let's face it, after going through 2020 we've been overwhelmed enough. Beekeeping should be a relaxing hobby, something to get our mind off of all the crazy stuff that's happening around us. There are so many different opinions about which hive to start with, how to treat for mites, how to harvest honey, how to overwinter your hive and on and on it goes.

The saying goes, "Ask 9 beekeepers a question and you'll get 10 answers". Google and YouTube are filled with tons of content of beekeepers giving their take on it, making it even more confusing for the new beginner.

You can spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to figure beekeeping out. Certainly trying to learn all you can is a great idea but you can receive so much contrasting information which can cause you to go down the wrong path if you are not careful.

We've spent the last decade and a half helping new beginners get started in beekeeping. The simplest way is to start with a starter hive and a package of bees and you're off to the races. Do not expect to learn everything before you start. Just learn enough to start by taking our Online Basic Beekeeping Course. Here's a summary of how to start in Beekeeping in 2021 in 4 simple steps:

1. Take our Online Basic Beginner's Course....click here
2. Purchase our Starter Hive Kit...click here
3. Pick up your package of bees and mated queen at the end of April.
4. Sign up for our beekeeping mentorship/coaching program and enjoy having our EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns, at your finger tips when you are totally lost as to what to do next.

Our starter kit is a great way to get you going. Here's what's included, for those of you who love details:

Our Quarantine Hobby Hive takes all the stress out of getting started in beekeeping providing you with a completely assembled and painted starter hive, and a 3 pound package of bees with a mated queen (hives are shipped, you pick up bees in spring).


The hive is shipped soon after you place your order, but the bees must be picked up at our farm in central Illinois in late April. (see below for more info). This hive comes with: 1 bottom board, one deep hive body containing 10 wooden frames with foundation, beeswax coated, one inner cover, one telescoping top cover with metal covering (metal type varies) and a front entrance reducer. Foundations color varies.  You may need additional equipment. You can either choose individual items (we suggest a smoker, hat with veil and hive tool) and more deeps and supers as your hive expands in the summer. 

**This kit also comes with an autographed copy of The Book: Backyard Beekeeping, Everything You Need To Know to Start Your First Hive, by David & Sheri Burns**!!

Package Bee Information - Please read thoroughly before purchase. 
3 lb package of bees with mated queen. Italian. Limited Quantity. PICK UP AT OUR TRAINING CENTER IN FAIRMOUNT IL ONLY (we are 25 miles east of Champaign-Urbana, 2 and1/2 hours south of Chicago, 1 and 1/2 hours west of Indianapolis). We do not ship bees. Pick up tentatively 4/24/21
Winter-Bee-Kinds
Keep winter-bee-kinds on your hives until spring. Your bees are enjoying them. Don't stop feeding now. We still have a few available but we are almost sold out for the season until next winter.



NEW BEEKEEPING VIDEO

Watch our new beekeeping video below about how you can keep your bees strong during the last few weeks of winter.
 


   
 


Are These Bees Dead Or Alive?

 


Hello from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, we are David and Sheri Burns.


Beekeeping is a great hobby for the whole family or for just you. We need to continue to exercise our mind and expand our understanding of nature. Beekeeping allows the opportunity of exploring the awesome lives of bees. It's amazing to think that a tiny bug can survive a harsh winter without hibernating. How can they do this, after all they are cold blooded. All insects are cold blooded. As humans, we are not dependent upon our environment to heat us up. We are able to make and regulate our own body heat. A single bee cannot do this and will perish if left in the cold too long. In today's video, we'll talk about how a cold blooded bee can survive winter and we'll show what happens when bees go outside the hive when it's too cold and cannot make it back. Watch our newest video below and please subscribe.
 


Consider taking our Ultimate Beekeeping Course from the comfort and safety of your home at your own leisure. This Ultimate Course is taught by David Burns, Certified Master Beekeeper, Certified by the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America. This course contains 6 of our most enjoyed classes:

- BEGINNING BEEKEEPING
- SPRING: SURVIVAL, SUPERING, SWARMS & SPLITS
- ADVANCE BEEKEEPING
- QUEEN REARING FOR FUN OR PROFIT
- A DAY IN THE APIARY WITH DAVID
- WINTER: GETTING BEES THROUGH THE WINTER

You will receive all the video links to these courses along with a worksheet to complete while watching the videos. If you would like an autographed copy of your certificate of completion, simply mail back your completed worksheets and after grading your sheets we will mail you back a beautiful certificate suitable for framing.



Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need To Know To Start Your First Hive


IT'S FINALLY HERE! So many of our customers have wanted us to write a book on beekeeping and we did! Backyard Beekeeping, Everything You Need to Know to Start Your First Hive. Copyright 2020 by Rockridge Press. 160 pgs.
 
We will sign your book when you order it from our website.

 
“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
   
 


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