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!
Cedar is a slightly thicker board and is smooth on one side and rough on the other. This caused us to make sure we could keep the traditional sizes of our hives and frames and still retain bee space.
Also, we had to design our own top. Our own, Jesse, spent several months thinking through a cedar top and finally came up with a peaked top with a strip of copper across the top. We decided that our Langstroth cedar hive should come with two deep hive bodies and two medium supers, with wooden frames and foundation. Our cedar hives are fully assembled and untreated and unpainted. They are absolutely beautiful. The natural color of cedar is gorgeous. Keep in mind that cedar wood is much more expensive than traditional pine. However, if you’re looking for beauty, it’s worth the investment. These are built right here in our shop. We are NOT reselling these from some other place, no middle man here. We take pride in our work. Keep in mind that cedar is very dry so you might consider adding a protective coating.
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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