This year we are making a special EARLY BIRD OFFER, so that new beginners can secure a hive and a 3lb package of bees with a mated queen. This kit contains a starter hive which includes a screen bottom board, one deep hive body with 10 wooden frame and foundation, an inner cover and a top cover. This starter hive allows you to add additional boxes to your hive only as needed. This kit also includes a 3 lb package of bees with a mated queen. Bees must be picked up only here at our farm. FREE SHIPPING OF THE WOODENWARE HIVE WITHIN US, except Hawaii and Alaska. Bees can be picked up at our specified date in the spring, date to be determined, but probably late April or early May. The hive (woodenware without bees) will ship within 2 weeks of purchase. This is your way of making sure you are ready in the spring before all the bees are gone. Click here for more information.
This is the same as above only it includes the following equipment: Frame Puller, Frame Hanger, Bee Brush, Smoker, Smoker fuel, Hive Tool and Bee Brush. We do NOT include protective gear in this kit because some prefer suits while others would rather have a hat and veil. So protective gear is sold separately. Bees are not shipped but picked up only. FREE SHIPPING OF THE WOODENWARE HIVE WITHIN US, except Hawaii and Alaska. Bees can be picked up at our location at our specified date in the spring, date to be determined, but probably late April or early May. The hive (woodenware without bees) will ship within 2 weeks of purchase. This is your way of making sure you are ready in the spring before all the bees are gone. Click here for more information.
(Due to product demand and availablity some supply products may be slighty different in style than in photos).
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| Hi, we are David and Sheri Burns. We are excited to help you start beekeeping. For many people, urban beekeeping is a lifelong dream. There was a time when it was very common for many rural homes to have a hive and raise bees as a way to provide pollination for gardens as well as a daily, natural sweetener.
Today beekeeping is making a strong comeback as the importance of the honey bee is becoming more known. 1 out of 3 bites of food is from the pollination of a honey bee.
Beekeeping is also therapeutic. It's enjoyable watching the bees go in and out of their hive to gather nectar. Most people enjoy nature, the smell of freshly cut grass and newly tilled soil and the sound of bees buzzing to pollinate our gardens and fruit trees.
Here at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, you're in good hands with us, as we have years of experience and you are working with an EAS certified master beekeeper. It is our hope that you'll enjoy doing business with a family business dedicated to putting the customer first. You'll find that we give our customers priority when they have beekeeping questions.
To help you get the most from beekeeping, please consider taking one of our beekeeping classes. We offer many classes, so click here to see a listing of classes we are offering now.
Here’s Our Contact Information Phone: 217-427-2678
Mailing Address: Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
14556 N. 1020 E. Rd
Fairmount, IL 61841
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 4:00 pm (CST)
Friday 10am - Noon
We are available Sat by appointment only