Monday, May 21, 2018

Queens Available

Queens For Sale!!  We now have queens available for sale online. Click here to order your queen today. These queens will ship around May 29th.

My "QUEEN DREAM TEAM" is back to work raising queens for 2018. Myself and two other highly respected and experienced beekeepers are working hard raising queens that are for sale now. Or call in during business hours 217-427-2678. The queens that we sell are not a specific "race" but rather queens that have been raised from selected northern colonies that we are proud of. Our queens are raised here in Illinois.
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How To Raise Your Own Queens Class This Saturday At Our Training Center
We had a cancellation for our queen rearing class this Saturday. First one to sign up secures a spot. Click Here to sign up now.
Our queen rearing course is from  9am-3pm at our Training Center here at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms in central Illinois. Every beekeeper can benefit greatly from learning to raise their own queens. With constant struggles with queenlessness and queens disappearing it's time to take the next step and learn to raise your own! It will be worth the investment. Join EAS certified master beekeeper and queen rearer David Burns for the whole day as he teaches you how to raise queens. Hurry, one spot is open due to a cancellation. We keep the numbers very small for more one-on-one help as needed. Registration required.  No walk-ins.

Please register with a valid email address so we can send your further information on what to bring that day.  Also please bring your protective gear, as weather permitting you may be in the bee yard for a portion of the class.  Also, bring your sack lunch, and water bottles to stay dehydrated. Minimum class size required. 
 
Click Here to sign up now.

Beekeeping Methods Can Be Confusing
BeeTeam6 is David's beekeeping coaching program. David coaches beekeepers around the country, helping them with their challenges, questions and concerns. Members can call David's personal cell phone, send an email with pictures or text David questions. David only accepts 200 members. This number fluctuates throughout the season. David is accepting 2 more positions. If you are interested and you think this will really help you, consider signing up today. Once you sign up, David sends out specific video teachings and beekeeping tips several times per month. Even if you don't need to contact David, the videos and tips make it worth being part of BeeTeam6. There's just too many opinions and approaches in beekeeping to figure it all out. Wouldn't it be nice to have an EAS Certified Master beekeeper on the other end of the phone to walk you through your new endeavor.


Join David In A Hive
Have you been flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to beekeeping? Do you know just enough to be dangerous? Compliment your beekeeping knowledge by joining David in a hive. He'll walk you through several hive inspections and show manipulating frames and colonies. He'll help you identify what's going on and why. This event is offered at our training center here in central Illinois. This is a fun 2 and a half hours. He's offering 3 different dates to choose from:

June 9, 8:30-11am
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June 30th, 8:30-11am SIGN UP HERE

July 7th, 8:30-11am SIGN UP HERE

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Windy Conditions Are Hard On Bees

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. Last weekend we just finished up our package bee pickup extravaganza! Beekeepers from all over enjoyed a beautiful day and picked up hives, supplies and bees. Sheri and I have worked hard to have the best support staff onsite to help us and they did a great job! I noticed that many beekeepers arriving to pick up their bees were new beginners just starting out. They were very excited about their new beekeeping endeavor.

A new beekeeping endeavor cannot be fully enjoyed or embraced without a basic knowledge in beekeeping skills. If you have not taken a Basic Beekeeping Class with me, please consider taking my Basic Beginners Online Course. Even if you have already started beekeeping this spring, this course can be of great benefit. Plus, it comes with 1 month of free coaching from me. You can email me your concerns and questions. Don't suffer through not knowing what to do or whose answer to trust. Sign up now!

   "Dear David, Thank you so much for this Beginner's Beekeeping course. It truly hits its mark for me. I've been beekeeping by the seat of my pants and a lot of luck for 4 or 5 years now. This information really has filled in the gaps for me and I'm excited that I will be learning much more to come. Your design of the course is a perfect mix of audio and visual to easily get across the learning points. And I really appreciate your Midwest humor! We need it here in Vermont! " -Bob

Many beekeepers contact me daily telling me of the mistakes they made in making their splits. It's easy to mess things up. It's sad to see a colony make it through the winter, only to be weakened by a lack of knowledge in making splits correctly. My Spring Management ONLINE Course goes into specific details on the proper way to make splits and how to overcome some of the pitfalls. Sign up now and take this online course from the comfort of your home. This course comes with 1 month of free coaching from me. Sign up now!

HONEY CLASS MAY 12th  1:00-3:00 PM 
Heartland Community College- Normal, Illinois
Delve into the details of this favorite all-natural sweetener as taught by Sheri Burns, co-owner of Long Lane Honey Bee farms and Bricey Byrket, a Vermilion County beekeeper. You will learn all about the process, how busy bees use nectar and the environmental need for our pollinators. Find out how beekeepers harvest and bottle honey, how to cook and bake with honey, and the medicinal uses of honey. Join us and experience a taste of lemonade, fresh cookies, and fruit dip all made with honey. Discover honey's sweetness as well as its nutritional benefits and take home a jar of your own locally-grown, organic honey. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Spring Wind And Rain Can Be Hard On Colonies 
Spring is that beautiful time of the year when plants and trees are in full bloom providing much needed pollen and nectar for honey bees. However, two enemies of the honey bee takes its toll in the spring...rain and wind. This week it has been so windy here in Illinois and it will continue for several more days. When it rains or is windy, bees cannot fly. Generally a 20 mph wind will keep bees from leaving their hive. Spring brings a change in weather patterns and more storms which causes more windy and rainy conditions. 
You may be happy that it is warm and everything is blooming, but if it is windy or rainy your bees are not able to fly and gather food. Feeding is vital during these unpredictable days of spring. 
A wind break may not be helpful. Even if the bees left their colony on a windy day, their trip would be counter productive due to the energy it would take to fly back home. Be patient and keep feeding your bees from the top with our Burns Bees Feeding System, especially on splits or new packages.


Some Of You Are Getting Started Brand New!! Watch My Videos Below:





Beekeeping Methods Can Be Confusing
BeeTeam6 is David's beekeeping coaching program. David coaches beekeepers around the country, helping them with their challenges, questions and concerns. Members can call David's personal cell phone, send an email with pictures or text David questions. David only accepts 200 members. This number fluctuates throughout the season. David is accepting 8 more positions. If you are interested and you think this will really help you, consider signing up today. Once you sign up, David sends out specific video teachings and beekeeping tips several times per month. Even if you don't need to contact David, the videos and tips make it worth being part of BeeTeam6. There's just too many opinions and approaches in beekeeping to figure it all out. Wouldn't it be nice to have an EAS Certified Master beekeeper on the other end of the phone to walk you through your new endeavor.


Making Spring Splits
Join Me In The Hive. Let's Get To Work! 


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A Day In The Apiary With David
Have you been flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to beekeeping? Do you know just enough to be dangerous? Compliment your beekeeping knowledge by joining David in a hive. He'll walk you through several hive inspections and show manipulating frames and colonies. He'll help you identify what's going on and why. This event is offered at our training center here in central Illinois. This is a fun 2 and a half hours. He's offering 3 different dates to choose from:

June 9, 8:30-11am
SIGN UP HERE

June 30th, 8:30-11am SIGN UP HERE

July 7th, 8:30-11am SIGN UP HERE

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
www.honeybeesonline.com




Thursday, April 5, 2018

Join David In A Hive

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. Spring has sprung! It's great seeing the bees flying out and foraging so early here in Illinois.

Many of you will need to make spring splits or else your colony is likely to swarm. Be sure and watch our videos below on making splits. If you are unsure of what you should do, be sure and sign up for our ONLINE SPRING MANAGEMENT COURSE by clicking here. You can take this course from your home, on your schedule. Take the course anytime! You'll receive a certificate upon completion. The course is made up of videos from certified master beekeeper, David Burns. David will walk you through how to make splits, when you SHOULD NOT reverse your bottom deep boxes, swarm control, how to keep your huge hive as one hive for more honey production, and more. Sign up now.


Some Of You Are Getting Started Brand New!! Watch My Videos Below:

Newest Video:
Old Paradigm of Beekeeping vs. New Paradigm





Your Hive Made It Through Winter, But Is Your Queen Good?
Now that your hive made it through winter the question is do you have a good queen? What if she died in the winter but you still have bees? Are you tired of buying new queens? Are you frustrated waiting on a queen to be shipped to you? Not to mention you don't know the traits of the queen you are getting. Will she lay well? Will her offspring make lots of honey?

The old paradigm was to just buy another queen. Now, the new paradigm is to raise your own queens. Wait! You can do it. Now you can take David's ONLINE QUEEN REARING COURSE from the convenience of your home, on your schedule, at your pace. Pause the videos and come back to them when you are ready.

Let this year be the year you discover the enjoyment of raising your own queens. One queen shipped to your door is $78. Take our online course for $59 and raise all the queens you need, for less than the price of one shipped queen. Maybe you could start your own queen business for extra income. This class is an essential investment for beekeepers!


Take All The Class You Want, But There's Nothing Like Going Through A Hive With A Certified Master Beekeeper
You've been to conferences. You've watched plenty of powerpoint presentations. You've listened to dry scientists recite their findings. But you aren't getting better at beekeeping. You need to be guided along an inspection with a certified master beekeeper. Join David in a hive. Let him walk you through what to look for, and enjoy David identifying various discoveries in the hive. Here's a list of days you can sign up and come to A Day In The Apiary With David. Choose your date below:



Do You Need A Hive For That Potential Swarm?
Hive

If you have bees, they may swarm. Have a hive ready to put them in. Fully painted, fully assembled, Amish built here in Illinois. American made! Order now.

2 Hives Are Better Than One

Starting with two hives has so many advantages. You can swap frames to balance your hives during the year. If a queen dies, just move a frame of eggs over from the other hive. Check out our Freedom Kit

Don't Waste Your Time Chasing After Ineffective Feeders
The old paradigm of beekeeping used entrance feeders which work well UNTIL it turns cold in the spring and bees cluster. With our Feeding System, the sugar and protein is placed above the cluster so they can consume the much needed spring food on cold spring days without breaking cluster.










Our Last Basic Beginners Class for 2018 Is Friday, April 13th
Come join EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns on Friday April 13th for his last basic class for the 2018 season. David will guide you through all the various opinions and wives tales and help you choose proven methods to be a successful beekeeper. Come and learn the new paradigm to beekeeping from David. There are still a few spots open! 8am -1pm, Friday April 13th Click here to sign up now for this onsite class at our Training Center. 

If you cannot make it to this class and you missed all the other basic classes we offer, take our Online Basic Beekeeping Course by clicking here.  Even if you've been keeping bees for awhile, you still need to get the fundamentals under your belt. 

I'll Show You How To Feed Dry Protein To Your Bees 


I've just produced a video showing many things such as a waggle dance, finding the queen, but I want you to observe how I feed my bees protein through pollen substitute powder in the open. Please subscribe to my beekeeping YouTube channel. I've been on YouTube producing Beekeeping videos since 2008! At the bottom right of each video you can subscribe. We now have over 12,000 subscribers with over 2.9 Million Views!!  

What Will You Do When Your Bees Don't Read The Same Books You Do?
There are so many books on beekeeping but bees do not always go by the book. Clubs are full of opinionated people but can you trust them? 

Let's face it, knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. Let me be your mentor. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me concerns or questions you are having about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees yet, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before you start. Or if you are starting this year, why not have the extra peace of mind by having someone you can consult.  SIGN UP TODAY!



I'm 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







Monday, March 26, 2018

The Old Paradigm Is Hurting Beekeeping

Welcome to spring! We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and honeybeesonline.com. It's finally here. But just a few days after spring arrived we got hit with 6 inches of wet snow! Beekeepers throughout much of the US still have the threat of harsh weather that could cause colonies to perish so please continue feeding your bees. 

The old paradigm is hurting beekeeping. I just returned from home from being the keynote speaker at a beekeeping conference in Wisconsin where I was assigned the task of speaking on bee nutrition. There was an overwhelming response to my presentations. Beekeepers have been reporting huge losses in the winter. We often blame the winter, the bees or pesticides but this is unfair. Most colonies are lost from mistakes beekeepers are making follow the old paradigm of beekeeping. 

Information is being circulated on how to keep bees that's based on beekeeping practices prior to varroa, viruses and reduced foraging opportunities. It's time to shift this paradigm and stop listening to outdated information. Let me introduce you to the new paradigm of beekeeping based on proven science, not club folklore. Take my ONLINE BASIC BEEKEEPING COURSE and then follow it up with my SPRING MANAGEMENT COURSE. You'll be fascinated over these new concepts in beekeeping.

Spring is a crucial time for bees. Brood rearing has increased, requiring much more protein in the hive, but there is very little out there for the bees. We are now selling protein/pollen substitute powder to add to your sugar water. This is something I started doing a few years ago with amazing results. 

BEES NEED MORE THAN JUST SUGAR

I Started Adding Pollen/Protein Powder To My Sugar Water!  AND WOW!!!
A few years ago I started adding about 1 teaspoon of pollen substitute powder to my sugar water in the spring and fall, and wow what a difference it made with my hives. Studies show that bees need more than just sugar water. In fact, just sugar water can leave bees lacking the nutritional diet they need, just like a steady diet of cotton candy is not good for us!

We now sell the powder I use. Click here to order and start adding it to your sugar water.

DO YOU HAVE HIVES READY FOR YOUR SWARMS?

Don't wait until you catch a swarm to realize you don't have anywhere to put them. Customers often call with a swarm in a cardboard box asking us to rush ship a hive. Be proactive and have your equipment ready. Your overwintered colonies will likely swarm as soon as the weather turns nice. Why not be ready to catch your swarm and keep it rather than watch if fly off into the horizon, cutting down on your bee population and honey crop. 
Freedom Kit is our kit for the serious beekeeper...Read more
How Many Hives Should You Start With?  The average backyard hobbyist should always start with 2 or more. Why? With two hives, you can compare...Read More
How Close To The House Can I Put My Hives? This and 18 other questions are answered here...Read more
Bees Need More Than Just Sugar In The Spring
Our Spring Feeding System can help you feed your bees the needed nutrition they desperately need in the spring. 



David teaches this and many other techniques in his ONLINE SPRING MANAGEMENT COURSE. Be sure you know how to control swarming, catch a swarm, split your hives etc. Sign Up Today!

"Hi, I'm David Burns and I've spent the last decade discovering what is best for bees in the spring, the most crucial time for your beehive. I'd love to teach you what I know in my online Spring Management course! Don't make tragic mistakes like I did when I first started out. Learn from the comfort of your home, studying on your own time ,when it is convenient for you. What are you waiting for?"

Let's face it. You go to a beekeeping club meeting and listen to what everyone is saying and you hear a plethora of various opinions. Usually, the strongest personality wins. Whoever is the loudest, rudest or has the more dominating personality convinces the crowd. Beekeepers are gullible so they buy in to the person who seems to know what they are talking about. Yet, you go home after the meeting and start your own research and you find opposite views. 

Ask one question to 10 beekeepers and you get 11 answers, right? Not all of those 11 answers are wrong. This phenomenon worsens when newbies begins doing what experienced or commercial beekeepers recommend without the knowledge of how to do it. Let's face it, you are confused. Oxalic or formic? Crystals or dribble? Oxalic and glycerin on shop towels? Langstroth hive? Flow hive? Warre? Top bar? Plastic frames or real bees wax frames? Treat once in the spring and once in the fall?

Many people have joined my BeeTeam6 coaching program because they need ONE VOICE! 

Most colonies are lost from mistakes beekeepers are making follow the old paradigm of beekeeping. Information is being circulated on how to keep bees that's based on beekeeping prior to varroa, viruses and reduced foraging opportunities! It's time to shift this paradigm and stop listening to wrong information. Let me introduce you to the new paradigm of beekeeping based on proven science, not club chatter folklore. 

 Online Beekeeping Courses                  Beekeeping Mentorship

I'm glad you are keeping bees or thinking about it. Thank you for supporting our family business for all your beekeeping needs. If you are new to beekeeping or starting out in the spring, please take my ONLINE BASIC BEEKEEPING COURSE.  Start with a good foundation!

Sincerely,

David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
217-427-2678

New Spring 2018 Hours:
Monday 10am - 6pm 
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 9am - Noon
Saturday - Our store is also open on days when we have Saturday classes

Monday, March 5, 2018

Spring Is ONLY 15 Days Away! Are You Ready??

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

Spring is only 15 days away. Being prepare is essential. Do not be caught off guard. If you are not an experienced beekeeper I strongly recommend you take our Online Spring Management Course.  David has taught beekeeping courses for over a decade and is an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper. 

Here is what he will be covering in his Online Spring Management Course:

-How soon to inspect after winter?
-Feeding solutions in the spring
-How to make a walk away split
-David's best spring split method
-How to make splits without buying queens
-Swarm prevention techniques
-Split for more hives vs. not splitting for more honey
-Be aware of diseases more common in the spring
-Techniques to equalize hives in the spring
-Replenishing the bee yard with more packages vs nucs?
-How to collect pollen in the spring
-Is it okay to reuse old comb from a hive that perished?
-Tips on Finding Your Queen
-How to Install a new package of bees
-How to inspect your spring hive
-Seasonal management calendar
-Feeding Solutions for each season

You've worked hard to help your bees make it through the winter. Don't mess things up in the spring! Click here to sign up today.   Our online course means, no traveling expeses. Enjoy the course from the comfort of your own home. No juggling of schedules. Study the lessons/videos at your own pace when you want. And, receive 1 month of free mentoring/coaching through our BeeTeam6 program with EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns. You'll have 30 days to email David about any questions you might have. You will receive a certificate of completion once you complete the course.
 ".....he's saved me a couple of times! It's worth it to have someone to ask questions when there's conflicting info about how to deal with (bee) problems.  David is knowledgeable and there when I need answers quickly.  Thanks David!"   Kathy, Illinois
 
 "As a first year beekeeper the single most important thing I did besides take one of David's beginner beekeeping classes and read as many books as i could was to Join beeteam6.  Having a master beekeeper only a phone call away was extremely helpful when experiencing things for the first time as a new beekeeper.  David has been so helpful, patient and still pushes me to keep learning for myself as I continue to grow as a beekeeper with the support of beeteam6!!! Thanks Beeteam6!"    Todd H., Danville, Il

DEAL OF THE MONTH

BUSY BEE SPECIAL  
1 HIVE, 1 PKG BEES
$399  FREE SHIPPING

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
1 BEGINNER HIVE, 1 PKG BEES
$279 FREE SHIPPING

Limited number available order online or call us today 217-427-2678

Making Spring Splits Includes Making A 5 Frame Nuc
 Let's Get To Work! 

Having a 5 frame nuc to support your hive is a great help. This spring, you can take a few frames of brood and resources from a strong, overwintered colony and build up a 5 frame nuc. Use it to have resources to share with your large colony later in the season if needed. For example, if you lose your queen in your strong hive and they fail to replace her, just use the queen from your 5 frame support colony. Or if you need an extra frame of honey or capped brood to strengthen your hive, grab some from your 5 frame support nuc. Plus, this is a fun size to open and show relatives without having to open up a large hive.  Order one today. Bees NOT included.

A limited Number Of Spots Are Available 
Spring is going to bring lots of beekeeping questions to your mind. Why not have David to turn to for all your spring questions? David's Beekeeping Coaching program is known as Beeteam6.

 "I have found Bee Team 6 to be very beneficial, your "coaching" has been a big help to me and my little family. It has really brought the stress level way down for me. I'm a retired ARMY Veteran, and stress has been a big issue. You, Bee Team 6 and Beekeeping has played a "Huge" role, being therapy for me and helping to keep my mind occupied with something positive. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you and your family for helping with that."   William, Maine

David offers a special mentorship/coaching program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text him your concerns or questions about your bees. Plus you receive a regular tip and a instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees yet, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before you start. Or if you are starting this year, why not have the extra peace of mind by having someone you can consult. Sign Up Now.
 
Thank you for supporting our family beekeeping business. We appreciate being able to help you with all of your beekeeping needs. 

David and Sheri Burns
We are located in east central Illinois between Champaign and Danville, Illinois. 
Call us today: 217-427-2678 or visit us online at:
www.honeybeesonline.com
217-427-2678

Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring Is Only 32 Days Aways. Are You Ready?

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Honeybeesonline.com. We have some nice mild days for winter over the next week. This will be good for the bees. The first day of spring is only 32 days away!! That means the beekeeper must: 1) Prepare to make splits 2) Prepare to raise queens for those splits 3) Purchase extra hives for these splits or to catch swarms and the list goes on.

Here are some questions beekeepers face in the spring. How soon to inspect after winter? How do I feed my bees in the spring? How do I make a walk-away split?How do I make a split without buying a new queen? How do I prevent a swarm? Do I split for more hives or keep my hives as one hive for more honey? How do I do that? Will I be able to detect those nasty spring diseases? How do I equalize my hives that made it through the winter? Should I replaced my hives that died with packages or nucs? Is it okay to reuse old frames from hives that died? How do I inspect my hive in the spring? These questions and more are addressed in our ONLINE spring management course. Sign up today.
It would be sad for your hives to make it through winter but perish in the spring.

FREE SHIPPING For Our Busy Bee Special Kit
Last year many of new beekeepers didn't get to start because everyone sold out of bees in the winter. This year we are making a special EARLY BIRD OFFER, so that new beginners can secure a hive and a 3lb package of bees with a mated queen. This kit contains a starter hive which includes a screen bottom board, one deep hive body with 10 wooden frame and foundation, an inner cover and a top cover. This starter hive allows you to add additional boxes to your hive only when needed. Shipping of the hive (the woodenware) is free. Bees are NOT shipped and must be  PICK UP ONLY AT OUR TRAINING CENTER IN FAiRMOUNT IL 61841 est. to be 4/28/18. Click here for more info.

Varroa Destructor Mite Spreads Viruses
Honey bees now suffer from so many viruses that are likely spread when mites bite your honey bees. Some of these viruses do not take their toll on a colony until around February or March. All at once the colony begins to crash with plenty of honey in the comb. It's sad. Controlling mites must be started in the spring and continue until your last inspection in the fall. Check out my article on how to test for mites. Learn More 

Spring weather can be warm, then cold, nice, then snowy
The rapidly changing weather of spring can leave your bees starving for food. They start raising more brood, but a cold snap may hold them inside. Since they consumed most of their food in the winter, they can quickly starve on cold spring days. Make sure you have our Burns Bees Feeding System on your hive this spring. 

Available for 8 frames hives or 10 frames hives. Screen holds the bees down when you change your sugar jars and pollen patties. If you need more ventilation, just leave one hole open. 

On cold days and nights in the spring, the colony clusters high in the hive and is likely not to go down to entrance feeders. This feeder feeds the cluster.



Be Wise About Your Spring Feeding
Some people try to place an entrance feeder on top of the frames of a deep and surround it with a shell of a deep hive body and place a lid on it. This can work if all conditions are right, but the fact that you need to do this means that all conditions are not right. In other words, it is too cold for the bees to go down to the entrance feeder at the opening which means there is way too much heat loss. Heat escapes from the cluster up into the open shell of the hive body. Also the bees need more than just sugar, they also need pollen to keep building up.
So let me give the details the Burns Bees Feeding System. 

Your Bees May Do Some Strange Things. What Will You Do?
Knowing what to do and when is the tricky part of beekeeping. Let me be your mentor. I have a special mentorship program called BeeTeam6 where you can call, email or text me concerns or questions you are having about your bees. Plus you receive a weekly tip and a weekly instructional beekeeping video. Even if you are not keeping bees yet, this is perfect to help you gain the education you need before you start. Or if you are starting this year, why not have the extra peace of mind by having someone you can consult. 
 

Marking Your Queen
A marked queen is beneficial because it aids the beekeeper in identifying the queen more quickly, thus knowing where the queen is so as not to accidentally kill her. It also allows us to keep detailed records on a specific queen, particularly her age and performance. When making splits, the queen can get moved around, so by having her marked or numbered you'll always know the history of that particular queen no matter where you place her. In the past I would occasionally mark certain queens by picking them...READ MORE

Fastest Class To Sell Out Is Our Queen Rearing Course.

Every beekeeper can benefit from knowing how to raise their own queens. It's a pain to have to order a queen and hope she arrives when you need her. Why not learn how to raise your own queen. Raise one queen and you've made your money back for the cost of our online class. Our onsite queen rearing course for May 26th of this year is SOLD OUT. BUT, you can take our online Queen Rearing Course. It's the same course but you can take it from the comfort of your home, on your schedule and start and finish when you want. Click here to sign up today.