Single packages of bees - NOW SOLD OUT. But don't fear because we still have a limited quantity of Hive Kits with packages of bees (we put these together for you so you aren't scrambling through catalogs trying to figure out what to buy) on sale NOW!
2018 BEEKEEPING WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!--CHECK IT OUT! And hey, buy your hive kit and pick it up at the class, you'll save shipping $$ that will pay for you to take the class!
Fulltime seasonal PHONE LINE HOURS now through June 1:
Mon 10am - 6pm
Tues 10am - 3pm
Wed 10am - 6pm
Thur 10am - 3pm
Fri 9am - Noon
Call to check Storefront Hours at our Training Center in Fairmount IL: 217-427-2678
1. The average pH of honey is 3.9 2. Honey will not ferment at 52 (f) or below. 3. Carbon Dioxide is a gas that is produced when honey ferments. 4. Potassium is the dominant mineral in honey. 5. 1380 calories are in 1 pound of honey.
Shipping Cost Note: If you live in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan Upper Penisula or Minnesota, please call us for a possible better shipping quote than what is given online. Occasionally we can get a cheaper shipping rate for Illinois and surrounding states.
Looking for beekeeping kits? Looking for quality? Stop looking! We make hives year round built by master craftsmen here in Illinois. Assembled and painted.
Let us help take the guess work out of what you need to get started in beekeeping. We can help you get what you need. We can answer your questions! We are here from start to finish when you buy your supplies from us.
We are David and Sheri Burns. Beekeeping is a fun hobby. Have you always wanted to be a beekeeper and enjoy your own local honey? Let us help you with all your beekeeping needs. We are located near Fairmount, Illinois about 40 miles east of Champaign/Urbana, Illinois. We carry a full line of supplies and appreciate your business!
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Maybe you lost your hive last winter. It can be confusing trying to figure out why your bees died. Now it's time to learn all you can about getting your bees ready for spring by taking one of our spring classes or by using the Burns Bees Feeding System which is great for spring feeding.
We make our hives right here in central Illinois, using wood purchased from a small town lumber yard. We know you can go down the road or to a large national chain box store. But thank you for supporting a small, family American business.
We are here to help take the confusion out of keeping honey bees. Learn all about beekeeping from EAS certified master beekeeper, David Burns and start keeping bees today!
Did you know honey bees fly 55,000 miles to bring us 1 pound of honey. During a honey bee's life (about 40 days) a honey bee will gather about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. Bees must visit 2 million flowers to gather 1 pound of honey. How many bees are in a 3 lbs package of bees? About 10,000.