Looking for hive kits with bees? Here they are! Check out our Freedom, Liberty, Independence and Busy Bee Specials. Hives and Equipment ships now. You pick up your bees in the spring at our farm. Don't wait too long!
Let us help take the guess work out of what you need to get started beekeeping. We help you get what you need. We can answer your questions! We are here from start to finish when you buy your supplies from us. We only have packages of bees available with hive kits: Check out these kits today!
We are David and Sheri Burns. Beekeeping is a fun hobby. Have you always wanted to be a beekeeper and enjoy your own local honey? 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!
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Maybe you lost your hive last winter. It can be confusing trying to figure out why your bees died. Now it's time to learn all you can about getting your hive through the winter before it's too late to take action.
Certified master beekeeper, David Burns, has written an eBook covering 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.
We make our hives right here in central Illinois, using wood purchased from a small town lumber yard. We know you can go down the road or to a large national chain box store. But 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 lbs package of bees? About 10,000.
Get Started With Honey Bees
SO LET'S GO THROUGH YOUR CHECK LIST FOR 2016. Start early.
1) Order Your Bees And Equipment - Now through March
2) Take A Class - This will prepare you for the spring of 2016.
3) Order your packages of honey bees. We begin taking orders in January and sell out within one month.
4) Pick Up Your Bees at our bee farm late April or early May.