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The winter of 2013-2014 was very hard on bees. Maybe you lost some hives last winter. It can be confusing trying to figure out why your bees died. They may have had plenty of stored honey and still died. Maybe they had a great queen and were very populated but still died. 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 queen, pros and cons of double walled hives, dynamics of both Langstroth and top bar hives in the winter, the winter cluster and more. Monday Oct. 6th 2014 9am-3pm central time. An email will be sent to all registered students with hotel information, directions and other important information. Stop repeating the same winter mistakes. Click on the link above and arm yourself with education, skills and attitude.

Maybe you've always wanted to take keep bees. Maybe grandpa or your dad kept bees and now you're finally going to do it! Good for you. We are here to help. Our beekeeping classes are taught by Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns. He has spend 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 beekeeping.

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

For Directions To Long Lane Honey Bee Farms CLICK HERE


Our Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (CST)
Friday 10:00 - Noon
Saturday- Sometimes
Sunday- Closed

And we view all of our customers as students as we provide free mentoring. Just call us up to ask your questions and we’ll help you enjoy your new hives. 217-427-2678

It's best to start with two hives or why to start with two hives rather than one.

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We also produce beekeeping podcasts, remove bees from homes, sell honey and speak regularly on beekeeping. We also produce regular beekeeping lessons and articles through our beekeeping blog. Our blog is found at:

Here Is Our Contact Information Phone: 217-427-2678

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Want to become a certified Master Beekeeper?

Visit the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America for their Master Beekeeper Program

Cornell University offers college beekeeping courses in beekeeping. These courses can help prepare you to become a certified master beekeeper.