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Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

Bee Classes

Beekeeping Classes

Taking a beekeeping class is essential for today's beekeeper. Our classes for 2016 are filling up so fast, as never before. Maybe you have always wanted to keep honey bees.  Know what you are doing before you jump in. Our beekeeping classes are taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns. Be well informed before you start keeping bees by enrolling in one of our beekeeping classes. Our beekeeping classes for 2016 are listed below.

Missed a class? 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.

 

Many other organizations and club classes are closed. However, we continue to add more classes to our schedule to accommodate the growing interest in beekeeping.  Come by and take a class and while you are here you can purchase your hives and equipment and save shipping.

UPCOMING BEEKEEPING CLASSES

May 

    May 15  Advance Beekeeping Class Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     May 20 Queen Rearing Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

June

     June 10-12 Beekeeping Institute 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day (SOLD OUT)
     June 18  A Day In The Bee Yard  Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m.
     June 24  A Day In The Bee Yard Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. 

July

     July 9  A Day In The Bee Yard Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Aug

     Aug   6  Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
     Aug 20  Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sept

     Sept 9  Getting Your Bees Through The Winter Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Oct

      Oct 15 Basic Beekeeping Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

If you did not make it to our classes on how to get your bees through the winter, we have placed most of the content of this class in a small ebook available on Amazon or here on our website. 

David has spent years keeping bees, producing queens, making up packages of bees, crop pollination, removing bees from homes, speaking and writing about bees. Give David a call if you have any questions about our beekeeping classes.

With such a strong interest in beekeeping, you'll want to be sure and sign up early for our beekeeping classes. You'll learn about basic hive equipment, how to inspect a bee hive, how to avoid most stings, how to extract honey, how to find the queen, how to identify honey bee diseases and pests, seasonal management techniques, the 4 non-chemical ways to reduce varroa mites and much more.

 

Mailing Address:
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
14556 N. 1020 E. Rd
Fairmount, IL 61841


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Customer Service Summer Hours: Monday 9am-6pm Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 4:00 pm (CST)


Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
14556 N. 1020 East Road
FAIRMOUNT, IL 61841

(217) 427-2678