Hi, we are David and Sheri Burns. There's nothing that compares to having your own beehives. Perhaps Grandpa used to keep bees and you would like to as well. Take a look around our site, or feel free to give us a call (217) 427-2678. Let us help you with all your honey bee needs. We are located near Fairmount, Illinois. We carry a full line of supplies and appreciate your business!
This year we are offering a new class in the line up. “A Day In The Field”. 9am-1pm. Spend 4 hours with me in the bee year for hands on bees! This class will be Friday July 17th and is limited to 10 students.
Imagine spending 4 hours in hives with a certified master beekeeper teaching you how to split hives, prevent swarms, find queens, manipulate frames, mark queens, how to use a cloake board, feeders, patties, mite tests, and much more.
If July 17th is rainy, the rain date is July 24th. The agenda is for David to show you a variety of ways to work bees and manage colonies out in the bee yard. Click here for more information.
All students must be registered in advance.
We know you need your new honey supers YESTERDAY. We understand. That's why we will do our best to ship your honey supers 3 business days after you place your order. We'll try our best to ship it the same day if possible, but give us three days. Remember, once we ship it, it still takes several days to arrive. We'll stay committed to getting you your honey supers and as fast as we can as long as our supply of frames lasts. Take advantage of this limited offer.
Our next class will be ourAdvance Beekeeping course.In our Advance Class David will go into greater detail regarding, bee biology, swarm control, genetics, honey production, queen rearing, overwintering techniques, pests and diseases. Weather permitting, a large part of the day will be spent in the field. Each student will also be instructed in the field on alcohol roll mite testing as well as powdered sugar roll mite counting. While the general subjects of queen rearing and overwintering hives will be taught in this Advance class, we go into more specific details on these two subjects in our all day queen rearing courses and our overwintering courses. Students will also learn how to handle queens and mark queens. And lots more! See ourcomplete list of classeswe offer throughout the year.
We make our bee keeping hives right here in central Illinois, using wood pruchased from a small town lumber yard. Thank you for supporting small, family American businesses!
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!
Bee hives are becoming harder to find and it can take 3-4 weeks to get a hive. Why not take advantage of our FREEDOM KIT, 2 completely assembled and painted hives without bees. All necessary equipment to get started is included too. Click on the link above or call us at 217-427-2678.
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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