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Bee Hive

COMPLETE STARTUP KITS
Completely Assembled and Painted Hives,
Startup Kits, Freedom Kits, Liberty Kits, Independence Kits, Pioneer Kits and Swarm Catcher Kits

Package of Bees

2013 PACKAGES & Queens
Queens
3 lb Packages w/ queen

Beekeeping Classes

BEEKEEPING CLASSES
Basic Beekeeping
Advance Beekeeping
Queen Rearing
Natural, Sustainable and Organic Beekeeping

Candy Boards

FEEDERS AND
CANDY BOARDS

Winter-BEE-Kind, Entrance Feeders, Frame Feeders, Top Feeders, Honey-B-Healthy, Pollen Patties

Honey Extraction

HONEY EXTRACTION
Extractors, Refractometers, Bee Escapes, Scratchers, Filters, Uncapping Knives

8 Frame Hives

8 Frame Equipment
We now offer hive kits, hives and individual
hive components in 8 Frame.

Complete Assembled Hives
BEEKEEPING HIVES
Complete hives
8 Frame or 10 Frame hives
Hive Kits
Starter Hives

Queen Rearing

QUEEN REARING
SUPPLIES

5 Frame Nuc, California Mini Cages, Queen Mansions, Grafting Tools, Wide Base Cell Cups

Beekeeping Supplies


BEEKEEPING TOOLS
Hive Tools, Smokers, Beetle Traps, Equipment Kits, Smoker Fuel

Beekeeping Equipment

INDIVIDUAL HIVE
COMPONENTS

10 Frame Slatted Racks, Bee Escapes, Metal & Plastic Queen Excluders, Inner Covers, Screen Bottom Boards, Upper Winter Spacers, Winter Feeders

Beekeeping Suits

PROTECTIVE
 CLOTHING

Hats, Veils, Gloves, Jackets and Suits

Beekeeping Gifts

Gifts and Apparel
We now offer specialty beekeeping gifts such as key chains, candles and unique t-shirts and denim shirts.

Beekeeping Frames

FRAMES &
FOUNDATION

Green Drone Comb (Mite Traps), Medium Frames w/plasic foundation, Super Frames w/plastic foundation

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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 Beekeeping 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

Email For Beekeeping Questions Only: david@honeybeesonline.com
Due to the overwhelming number of daily emails, please allow 7 days for an answer. Please be advised that we do not accept orders, changes or questions about orders through email. With spam filters, email is not always a reliable source of communication. Please call us at 217-427-2678 to order or inquire about your order.

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

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

Beekeeping

How To Start Beekeeping

Thanks for your interest in beekeeping. To us, beekeeping is one of the most enjoyable hobby/businesses ever. We believe you will enjoy it as well. Some people start beekeeping simply because honey bees are an amazing creature. Did you know that a honey bee flies around 15 mph? A hive of bees flies 55,000 miles to bring us 1 pound of honey. During her life (approximately 40 days) a honey bee will gather about 1/12 teaspoon of honey. Bees must go to two million flowers to gather l pound of honey. Bees can see the same colors we see except red. They can also see ultraviolet. See what awaits you as you become a beekeeper. We offer free online beekeeping lessons, video, podcasts, beekeeping supplies and bees and queens.

Beekeeping is simple. Let me give you a brief flow chart:
1. Purchase your hives and equipment from us between January and May.
2. Purchase the bees from us by March 1.

That’s simple right? Well, we know that you’ll need to know much more, and that’s why we have everything you’ll need to know in our Free Online Beekeeping Lessons. You’ll see that link either from this page or our main home page too.

You can start beekeeping with as few as one hive, but we recommend beginners start with two hives. Then each hive will need a 3lb package of bees (about 10,000 bees) with a marked queen. Join us for our next basic beekeeping course. We are offering beekeeping classes such as beginner's, advance and queen rearing classes. Click here for more beekeeping class information. During our beekeeping classes you can purchase your hives and take them home that day! I am confident, that if you will read our online lessons, you will understand how to become a beekeeper. We even have full lessons on installing your bees (video) as well as how to inspect your hive and make sure all is well.

We have beekeeping lessons on how to reduce your chances of being stung as you work your hives.

And we view all of our customers as students as we provide free beekeeping mentoring. Just call us up to ask your beekeeping 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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Frequenly Asked Questions

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Honey Bee Trivia

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Basics

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