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Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

About Us

All About Us

David and Sheri BurnsThank you for your interest in beekeeping. We are David and Sheri Burns and we operate a beekeeping business in east central Illinois. We are beekeepers too. As a family business we believe we can give you the personal touch you need to become a successful beekeeper. We started beekeeping in 1994 and began building beekeeping equipment in 2005. We live down a long lane, thus the name Long Lane Honey Bee Farms.

Buy your bees and equipment before every one beats you to it. We know you can run off to a big box store and buy your beekeeping supplies, but we are a small, American hard working family that would appreciate your business. Thank you for your support. We support our customers with expert advice, not myths and opinions. Some beekeepers and clubs are private and keep information close to their chest. You've probably met beekeepers who will not help you. We are here to help and as you can see throughout our site, videos and podcast, we freely share information that will help you become a better beekeeper. We hope you'll show your appreciation by purchasing your equipment from us which enables us to stay in business. Thank you.

WARNING: There is a push to make beekeeping appear practically hands free. New beekeepers are failing to implement best management practices. I want to be your mentor. I am currently accepting positions to mentor a limited number of beekeepers. You'll have access to my personal cell phone and private email. And you can send me videos or pictures of your hive when it just doesn't seem right or you don't know what's going on. You'll also receive 4 new instructional videos from me and a weekly tip of what you should be doing. Click here to see if spots are still available.

We have become well known for our BASIC BEEKEEPING lessons, and our beekeeping classes. We introduce thousands of new beekeepers to beekeeping each year through our thorough, yet simple to understand beekeeping lessons which are available online FREE and our videos and classes.

Our videos are helping beekeepers around the world. I'm known as the 60 Second Beekeeper, showing you how to do things in 60 seconds. Check out our videos.

Our goal is to provide the best urban and basic rural beekeeping materials possible at an affordable price. We manufacture all hive components and ship to all 50 states. When you purchase from us, not only does it allow us to live out our dream of making a living from beekeeping, but it allows us to continue to work hard at helping more and more people start beekeeping. We need more backyard beekeepers to help save the honey bee.

David is a certified Master Beekeeper of the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America.

Beginning beekeepers call us from around the country asking for advice and opinions. It is such a joy for us to see more and more people become involved as beekeepers!

We offer beekeeping classes here at our location almost every month, from basic beekeeping classes and queen rearing courses, all the way to advance courses in beekeeping as well as "Getting Your Bees Through The Winter" courses. If you have trouble getting your bees through the winter, perhaps you'll want to read David's new ebook, "Beekeeping: Getting Your Bees Through The Winter" available through Amazon. We want to get to know you better, to become a friend and mentor, and to help you enjoy keeping bees.

We sell package bees, nucs, and raise and sell our own production queens. We also manufacture all beekeeping equipment and we'd love to have you as a new customer.


Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
14556 N. 1020 East Road

We LOVE talking to our customers in real time!

(217) 427-2678