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Packages Of Bees For Sale

Packages Of Bees For Sale

Individual 2015 Kits NOW AVAILABLE 

FREEDOM KIT

Our Most Complete Beekeeping Kit
2 Hives & Equipment Supplies

Freedom Bee Hive Kit

WITHOUT BEES
Celebrate the freedom we have in America, freedom to pursue our dreams. Perhaps keeping bees is part of your dream and your pursuit of happiness. Look at the beekeeping supplies included.

 
LIBERTY KIT

See below

1 Hive, & Equipment Supplies

Liberty Hive Kit


WITHOUT BEES
Same as FREEDOM KIT but only has one hive.

  INDEPENDENCE KIT

1 Starter Hive, & Equipment Supplies
WITHOUT BEES

Starter hive.Buy other boxes as you need them.

   
 



   
                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun Facts About Queens

The queen must mate within her first 20 days or she will lose the urge to mate and become a drone layer.

She mates in the afternoon, flying out of the hive to a Drone Congregational Area (DCA).

She flies 15 feet or less several feet away from her hive, and flies up to 20' - 100' feet into the DCA.

Mates with 20-25 drones for gene diversity.

Mating flights averages 13 minutes.

She flies about 1 mile away to mate.

40% of queens are mated on their first flight.

Lays 2 days after successful mating flight.

The drones are sexually mature when they reach 10-12 days old.

Queens stores 5-7 million spermatozoa for her life.

Queens with less than 3 million spermatozoa are unable to head up colonies for more than one season.

Drones fly out to mate between 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

She arrives back at her hive with the mating sign of the last drone she mated with and the workers remove the drone's genitalia.

The queen decides whether to lay a fertilized egg based on measuring the cell size with her front legs.

TIPS ON FINDING YOUR QUEEN

1. Only use enough smoke to calm your bees.
2. The queen is usually never found on combs of honey or nectar.
3. Look for frames with larvae and eggs. The queen is usually on these combs.
4. The queen is longer than workers and her thorax is more obvious.
5. Often there will be bare comb showing just behind the queen as she walk about.
6. Since her abdomen is longer, her wings do not go all the way to the back of her abdomen.

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.

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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
Closed Noon -1pm for lunch
Saturday- Sometimes
Sunday- Closed