Hi, we are David and Sheri Burns. Beekeeping is a blast. 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 beekeeping 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.
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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