Why Should I pay for one of your beginner classes? What Do You Cover?
I’m glad you asked! Our classes are taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns, owner of Long Lane Honey Bee Farms. There are only approximately 130 EAS Master Beekeepers in the world, and only 2 in the state of Illinois, and you are privileged to have David teach these classes. Being a Master Beekeeper means David has advanced training in beekeeping, along with 20 years of practical beekeeping in the field. The author of numerous magazine articles, he is currently working on 3 books and speaks at many conferences and conventions in the US every year.
By taking one of our classes, you have a beekeeping company to help you every step of the way; from learning about beekeeping, to being able to search for any topic online at our website, to ordering quality hiveware, to getting bees in the springs and superior Illinois queens in the summer, to being able to call us during the week to ask questions from actual beekeepers. When deciding on where to take a beekeeping class, find out in advance what is specifically covered. Find out the credentials of the presenter. Find out if the presenter will be approachable in the future to answer questions.
Now, what does our beginner classes cover?
We demonstrate how to install a package of bees and how to properly position the queen cage.
We demonstrate each piece of beekeeping equipment of the hive and its use.
We demonstrate each tool of beekeeping and how to use it such as a smoker, hive tool, green drone comb trapping, queen excluder, feeders and protective clothing.
We demonstrate how to extract and bottle honey, how to know when honey is ripe for the harvest.
David covers basic bee biology, the three castes of honey bees, the drone, queen and worker bee. He goes through their age progression of work, how to identify diseases and pests, how to identify healthy larvae and how to identify diseased larvae. David teaches on how to combat mites and small hive beetles through Integrated Pest Management.
We also cover seasonal management for all four seasons such as giving the bees room to expand in the spring, how to combat mites in the summer and how to prepare for winter in the fall.
We also cover the importance and value of honey, how to label your bottles and other products from the hive such as wax, propolis and pollen. We cover registration, legal issues, costs and much more.
You receive a free hive tool, a beekeeping beginners book, and important information.
Read on to sign up for our next class today...they fill up fast!
Our February 9th and February 23rd classes have quickly sold out. All seats are taken. However, our Saturday, March 9th, March 23rd and March 30th classes below are still open for registration.
Watch this video to see a sample of what you'll learn at our beekeeping classes:
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