Hi, we are David and Sheri Burns. Perhaps Grandpa used to keep honey bees and you would like to as well. Let us help you with all your beekeeping needs. We are located near Fairmount, Illinois. We carry a full line of supplies and appreciate your business!
We've all lost colonies in the winter. Maybe you lost your hive last winter. It can be confusing trying to figure out why your bees died. I know it's summer, but next month you have to know all you can about over wintering your hive before it's too late to take action.
Join certified master beekeeper, David Burns, for an extensive 6 hour course on common reasons why bees die in the winter and what you can do to improve your bee's chances of survival. This class will cover topics such as: fall preparation, mouse protection, mite reduction, wind blocks, wrapping hives, heating lights, winter feeding, insulation, moving hives into buildings or shelters, the biology of fat bodies, the timing of a new fall queen, pros and cons of double walled hives, dynamics of both Langstroth and top bar hives in the winter, the winter cluster and more. Saturday August 22 9am-3pm. An email will be sent to all registered students with hotel information, directions and other important information.
We make our hives right here in central Illinois, using wood pruchased from a small town lumber yard. Thank you for supporting a small, family American business.
Buying honey bees online can be hard to find with all the equipment and bees. We are here to help take the confusion out of keeping honey bees. Learn all about beekeeping from EAS certified master beekeeper, David Burns and start keeping bees today!
Did you know Honey bees fly 55,000 miles to bring us 1 pound of honey. During a honey bee's life (about 40 days) a honey bee will gather about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. Bees must visit 2 million flowers to gather 1 pound of honey. How many bees are in a 3 lb package of bees? About 10,000.
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