Saturday, December 9, 2017


Seasons Greetings!! We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. We love introducing and training beekeepers. We have sold so many hives this month as Christmas gifts. Beekeeping makes a great Christmas gift because it is a gift they will enjoy long into the future.

Here's a few gift ideas that will knock their holiday socks off:
Gift Certificates are available from our website. Keep in mind that if you purchase a gift certificate online, it can only be used online. For example, some are purchasing gift certificates so that the receiver can use them to buy packages of bees on January 1. Others are buying gift certificates so their special someone can choose the hive to meet their individual preferences. 
Click here for GIFT CERTIFICATES

Give Them A Class As A Gift

We have a full schedule of 2018 classes coming up. Why not buy a class as a gift. Click here for a full roster of our classes.

The Freedom Kit Makes The Complete Gift
Starting beekeeping with 2 hives is a huge advantage. It allows the beekeeper to swap frames to keep colonies equalized. If one hive becomes queenless and fails to raise a queen, simply transfer a frame of eggs to the queenless hive so they can raise a new queen. Click here for our Freedom Kit with Packages of Bees & Supplies.


Give The Gift Of Mentorship
Another gift idea is to give them the gift of our mentorship program. Beekeepers are sent beekeeping tips and videos produced by certified master beekeeper, David Burns. They are also given David's personal email, and cell phone number to call him with questions. You can purchase a 6 month subscription which will help them prepare for spring and take them through June of 2018. Click here for more information. 

We appreciate that you have chosen to do business with a small family business. Our hives are made right here in Illinois. We look forward to helping you in all your beekeeping endeavors.

We will soon close out our winter-bee-kind season, so be sure and order what you need within the next few weeks. Available for either 8 frame or 10 frame hives.

We will only be selling our Winter-Bee-Kinds for a few more weeks. Hurry and purchase what you need before we close our the year. Do not allow your bees to go hungry. It is important to keep your bees well fed so they can produce the heat they need to stay alive. 



We are located in central Illinois between Champaign/Urbana and Danville, Illinois.
David & Sheri Burns
www.honeybeesonline.com
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678



Saturday, November 25, 2017

Shop Small Today- We Are Open Today Nov. 25th!

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. 

Happy Thanksgiving and Seasons Greetings from our family to yours!

Today is Shop Small Day across American, an effort to encourage shoppers to support local family businesses. We are open today, 
Saturday November 25th! Stop on in and see us today between 10am-4pm central time. Sheri and I do not have other jobs. We give our full attention to helping others become successful beekeepers. This means your business and support is very important to us. We make our living from selling beekeeping supplies. You help us, we help you. We've made some really good friends with our customers because we are a small, family business. Make the drive and come see us today.

Walk in and purchase hives, hive kits and a limited number of Winter-bee-kinds. 

We are located between Champaign/Urbana and Danville, Illinois. Take exit 206 from I-74. We are about 5 miles south of that exit. Just ask Google to take you to Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and we'll look forward to seeing you today! We will not be answering phones today.

Winter-Bee-Kinds

To help us get caught up on orders we temporarily took the Winter-Bee-Kinds off line. They should go back online for sale this week. Keep checking!
These things work so great! They are such a big hit. You can replace winter-bee-kind candy boards at any temperature, as long as you can close your hive back up within a minute or two. But NEVER remove frames if the temperature is below 60 degrees (f).
Winter-Bee-Kinds allow for an upper entrance that really helps bees in the winter. Check out this popular winter feeding system by clicking here. We are not sold out yet!

UPCOMING CLASSES
Wouldn't you know it, beekeeping looks easy until you get knee deep into some sort of unexpected issue. Why not get smart and take a class. Check out our classes for 2018! They are filling up fast. Now is the time to sign up. Click here.

FOR OVER A DECADE NOW WE'VE BEEN HELPING BEEKEEPERS
Where does the time go! For over 10 years we've been building hives, selling nucs,
packages, queens, teaching classes and more. Our great customers have allowed us the enjoyable opportunity to raise our family from bees. We know you have lots of options as to where to buy your hives, bees and queens. But please keep us in mind. Our country was founded on the hard work of small family business. Your support is greatly appreciated. Check out our website for :





Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
14556 N 1020 E Rd.
Fairmount, IL 61841
www.honeybeesonline.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Bee Research Revealed!

We 
are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. Some important discoveries have been made about bee nutrition, effects of pesticides on bee health, what induces hygienic behavior and will the next big mite problem of tropilaelapse be worse than varroa destructor? We will be talking about these things on today's HiveTalk podcast at 1:30 central time, so set your clocks and smart phones now. Join us at 1:30 today for these interesting findings. Jon is out in Denver at Entomology 2017. 

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has over 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists.

HiveTalk's own Jon Zawislak is at the conference and will be joining us at 1:30 by phone to report on the new research on bees. Here's how to listen to the podcast today:  You can make Hive Talk more interesting by calling in and asking questions live, or by logging in on your computer and texting us your question. Here's how:
The number to call is: 1-724-444-7444.

When you call in you'll be asked to enter our SHOW ID which is: 129777 followed by the # sign. Then the automated system will ask you for your Pin number which is 1 followed by the # sign. At that point, you'll be on the show with us so you can ask your questions. So you don't have to worry about keeping your kids or dogs quiet. You will be muted unless you press * 8 on your phone and that will allow us to unmute you so you can ask your question. Call in around 10 minutes prior to broadcast, at 1:30 p.m. central time.  If you want to just listen from your computer, go to: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/129777
Set your alarm and your smart phones. 

If you missed us live, listen to the recorded episode on iTunes by clicking here.

When Is It Too Cold To Open A Hive?
It's starting to get colder for most of us so stay out of your hives when the
temperatures drop below 60 degrees (f). You can replace winter-bee-kind candy boards at any temperature, as long as you can close your hive back up within a minute or two. But NEVER remove frames if the temperature is below 60 degrees (f).
Winter-Bee-Kinds allow for an upper entrance that really helps bees in the winter. Check out this popular winter feeding system by clicking here. We are not sold out yet!


2:1 Sugar Water Or 1:1?????
It would be nice not to have to feed bees sugar water. But, the reality is we do. Before it gets really cold and if bees can still fly, rather than cluster, you can still feed liquid sugar water. 2 parts sugar to 1 part water is usually the mixture to feed bees in the fall because they do not have to spend as much time drying down the heavy sugar mixture to turn it into honey for winter stores.
I do not use 2:1 very often. Instead I feed 1:1 in the fall to build up my brood of winter bees. Then I feed  my winter-bee-kind candy boards all winter. If the weather cooperates try and feed liquid as long as you can before it finally turns to cold. Then shift to candy boards!

FOR OVER A DECADE NOW WE'VE BEEN HELPING BEEKEEPERS
Where does the time go! For over 10 years we've been building hives, selling nucs,
packages, queens, teaching classes and more. Our great customers have allowed us the enjoyable opportunity to raise our family from bees. We know you have lots of options as to where to buy your hives, bees and queens. But please keep us in mind. Our country was founded on the hard work of small family business. Your support is greatly appreciated. Check out our website for :




Thank you for your interest in honey bees. We are here to help.

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
www.honeybeesonline.com
217-427-2678

Saturday, November 4, 2017

New 2018 Classes & Hive Kits With Bees Available Now!

I'm in Summit, Mississippi speaking on bees at the Southwest Mississippi Community College. Dr. Jeff Harris invited me to be part of this year's program. It's a lot of fun. My speaking schedule is full now through 2018.

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and it's hard to believe we've been in the beekeeping business for 11 years. Over the last decade it has been so rewarding meeting so many great people and introducing so many people into beekeeping. We appreciate you being our customer and we are looking forward to serving you for years to come.

New 2018 Classes Are Online!  
We have a list of 2018 beekeeping classes online. Our queen rearing class is the fastest to fill up. Here's a list of a few of our popular classes that fill up fast:


How To Raise Queens May 26, 2018


New 2018 Hive Kits With Bees Are Online! 
This is our popular Freedom Kit. Includes two 3 lbs packages of bees with mated queens, two complete hives, equipment etc. Available only until March 31 or until supplies run out. Call us to order if you want to pick up and save shipping.



Are You Aware Of My Mentorship Program?
Spend the cold winter months learning how to be a better beekeeper through my mentorship program. Spots are open.  Click here to learn how to join.

Our Winter Bee Kinds ARE NOT SOLD OUT YET!!
Many people are worried we are sold out. We are not. Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Our winter-bee-kinds are placed on top of your hive, candy side down. The candy contains proteins and carbohydrates as a winter food source for your bees. It also allows bees to take cleansing flights through a top entrance. And a sheet of insulation below the candy reduces moisture in winter hive. Comes with a recipe so you can refill it yourself. Orders are pouring in so don't wait too long. Make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than insurance that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives. We will start shipping these in November provided the weather is cool enough to ship.


Beekeeping Podcast Today At 1:30 Central Time
At 1:30 pm central time today join David Burns and Jon Zawislak for HIVE TALK! Join them every Wednesday at 1:30. Set your alarm to join them. You can call in and even ask your question! 

David and Jon will be talking about the details in raising queens.  Join two EAS certified master beekeepers and listen to them gab about bees, mostly. You can make Hive Talk more interesting by calling in and asking questions live, or by logging in on your computer and texting us your question. Here's how:
The number to call is:
1-724-444-7444.

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/129777
Set your alarm and your smart phones. 

If you missed us live, listen to the recorded episode on iTunes by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From Our Family To Yours

From our family to yours we'd like to thank you for being a loyal customer and supporter 
 of our small, family beekeeping business.  We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and it's hard to believe we've been in the beekeeping business for 11 years. Over the last decade it has been so rewarding meeting so many great people and introducing so many people into beekeeping. We appreciate you being our customer and we are looking forward to serving you for years to come.

We still have several open spots for our beginners beekeeping class this Saturday from 1pm-6pm at our training center here in central Illinois. We are located between Champaign and Danville Illinois about 5 miles south of interstate 74. Click here to sign up now. This is our last beginners class until next February.

Are You Aware Of My Mentorship Program?

This fall and through the winter I'll be covering these topics for beeteam6 members only. Click here to join now 
October - Challenges of fall and winter preparation

November - How to raise your own queens
                   - Equipment & skills required
                   - Step by step instructions on how to raise quality queens
                   - How to select better stock

December  - How to make cool products from the hive
                   - Candles & gift baskets
                   - Making old fashion soap with beeswax
                   - How to make honey mead
                   - Lip balm and propolis tinctures

January - Cooking with honey
              - Cleaning and repairing equipment for spring
              - How to paint, seal or stain your hives. What's natural?
              - How to prepare a beekeeping presentation
                for civic groups and young children

February - Hive comparison: 10 Frame vs 8 frame hives
                - What's a top bar hive and how does it work?
                - Pros and cons of a Warre Hive
                - Evaluation of a Flow-Hive

March - Swarm prevention and management techniques
            - Making splits, when and how early
            - Pros and cons of local bee clubs
            - The spring beekeeping calendar

Spend the cold winter months learning how to be a better beekeeper through my mentorship programs. Spots are open.  Click here to learn how to join.

Our Winter Bee Kinds ARE NOT SOLD OUT YET!!
Many people are worried we are sold out. We are not. Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Our winter-bee-kinds are placed on top of your hive, candy side down. The candy contains proteins and carbohydrates as a winter food source for your bees. It also allows bees to take cleansing flights through a top entrance. And a sheet of insulation below the candy reduces moisture in winter hive. Comes with a recipe so you can refill it yourself. Orders are pouring in so don't wait too long. Make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than insurance that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives. We will start shipping these in November provided the weather is cool enough to ship.


The Burns Bees Feeding System
Frustrated by the limitations of feeding my colonies in the fall, I invented and created a simple feeding system. It's been enjoyed by beekeepers now for several years. I use it to feed my bees in the fall so they will build up fall brood for winter survival. This feeding system provides screens to keep your bees down while you change out your feeding jars and add pollen patties. Here in Illinois our bees must now eat their own food for 70 days even before winter arrives!  That's over two months. There is nothing for the bees to forage on. Try out our Burns Bees Feeding System and help your bees maintain the nutrition they need this winter. Click Here For More Info

* * * * * FREE CLASS * * * * *
Here is a class for you honey enthusiasts! Join Sheri Burns as she talks about honey -- how bees get it, how they pollinate, what types of flowers do they pollinate? Why is some honey light while other honey is dark? Learn about what's in honey and how it's beneficial to people (do YOU know where those beneficial enzymes come from?).  Watch an extraction demonstration and see how it's stored. Learn how to cook and bake with honey. And did you know there are other medicinal uses for honey?

Registration is required.  Seating is limited. 

This class will take place this year on Sat., Oct 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Not just for beekeepers but for anyone who enjoys honey (age 12 and up).

The workshop will take place at the Training Center of honeybeesonline.com which is located at 14556 N 1020 East Rd in Fairmount IL (30 min east of Champaign-Urbana).  Off Exit #206 Oakwood, go south into town.  At second stop sign (about 5 miles out in country) turn left.  At 2nd country road (1020 East) turn left.  Go down about 1/2 mile, you will see our signs.



Beekeeping Podcast Today At 1:30 Central Time
At 1:30 pm central time today join David Burns and Jon Zawislak for HIVE TALK! Join them every Wednesday at 1:30. Set your alarm to join them. You can call in and even ask your question! 

David and Jon will be talking about the details in raising queens.  Join two EAS certified master beekeepers and listen to them gab about bees, mostly. You can make Hive Talk more interesting by calling in and asking questions live, or by logging in on your computer and texting us your question. Here's how:

The number to call is:
1-724-444-7444.

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/129777
Set your alarm and your smart phones. 

If you missed us live, listen to the recorded episode on iTunes by clicking here.

Give us a call at 217-427-2678
or visit our website at: www.honeybeesonline.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Winter Wrapping, Fall & Winter Feeding, And Hive Talk Today At 1:30 CT

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Ho
neybeesonline.com. We love beekeeping and helping to introduce and train beekeepers. We are now working on our class schedule and pricing on packages and queens for 2018.

Let me encourage you to help a special someone in your life get started in beekeeping by giving them a hive as a Christmas present! Visit our website for hive kits by clicking here.

We know you have many other options for purchasing your beekeeping equipment so we appreciate your support of a small family business.

Are You Preparing For Winter? Watch My Videos Below:




WINTER-BEE-KINDS
Our Winter Bee Kinds Are Being Ordered Again All Across The Country
Don't delay ordering your Winter-Bee-Kind. Once again orders are pouring in so don't get left out. Make sure your bees have adequate food for winter by placing our Winter Bee Kind on your hive if for no other reason than insurance that they won't starve! Available for 10 frame, and 8 frame hives.




Beekeeping Podcast Today At 1:30 Central Time
At 1:30 pm central time today join David Burns and Jon Zawislak for HIVE TALK! Join them every Wednesday at 1:30. Set your alarm to join them. You can call in and even ask your question! 

David and Jon will be talking about the importance of knowing how to raise your own queens.  Join two EAS certified master beekeepers and listen to them gab about bees, mostly. You can make Hive Talk more interesting by calling in and asking questions live, or by logging in on your computer and texting us your question. Here's how:
The number to call is:
1-724-444-7444.

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/129777
Set your alarm and your smart phones. 

If you missed us live, listen to the recorded episode on iTunes by clicking here.

Thank You!
We are glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs.

Sincerely,

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678
www.honeybeesonline.com

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hive Talk Beekeeping Podcast at 3:30 Today Central Time

HIVE TALK IS AT 3:30 pm today, not 1:30 pm. Jon Zawislak and David Burns had to adjust their schedules today so Hive Talk is at 3:30pm central time. They will be talking about honey bee nutrition.  Join two EAS certified master beekeepers and listen to them gab about bees, mostly. You can make Hive Talk more interesting by calling in and asking questions live, or by logging in on your computer and texting us your question. Here's how:
The number to call is:
1-724-444-7444.

When you call in you'll be asked to enter our SHOW ID which is: 129777 followed by the # sign. Then the automated system will ask you for your Pin number which is 1 followed by the # sign. At that point, you'll be on the show with us so you can ask your questions. So you don't have to worry about keeping your kids or dogs quiet. You will be muted unless you press * 8 on your phone and that will allow us to unmute you so you can ask your question. Call in around 10 minutes prior to broadcast, at 3:30 p.m. central time.  If you want to just listen from your computer, go to: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/129777
Set your alarm and your smart phones. 

If you missed us live, listen to the recorded episode on iTunes by clicking here.