Beekeeping

Beekeeping Classes

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It is amazing how many people are getting started in beekeeping. We are here to help. We sell hive kits, bees, beekeeping equipment and provide FREE online lessons in beekeeping. Now is the time to get all your ducks in a row. Order your bees and equipment now so you'll be all set for spring. Then, consider taking one of our classes below:

Why attend one of our classes?

April 13 Basic Beekeeping - SOLD OUT

May 23-24 Advance Beekeeping

June 9-13 Beekeeping Institute

If you cannot make it the whole week, select one or more classes during the Institute by clicking below:

April 13 Basic Beekeeping - 2 Seats Left May 23-24 Advance Beekeeping

Beekeeping Institute:

June 9-13 Beekeeping Institute Sign Up For The Whole Week
If you cannot make it to all classes during the institute, sign up for a singl eclasy by clicking on the class below you wish to attend.
  June 9th-Basic Beekeeping

Tues June 10th-Practical Beekeeping

Wed June 11th-Advance Beekeeping

Thur June 12th -Queen Rearing

Fri June 13th-Insect Photograph

June 27-28 Queen Rearing Course

October 3-4 Basic Beekeeping

October 25 Basic Beekeeping

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.

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.

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

Beekeeping Podcasts

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 more..read why to start with two hives rather than one.

Learn How To Install A Package Of Bees...Read More or Watch My Video On Installing A Package

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: http://www.basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com

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

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Great Honey Recipes

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.