Since colonies cluster during the winter, often frames of honey are too far to the side of the winter cluster to be available. A candy board is always above the cluster no matter where the move within the hive...READ MORE
Many people are now starting to add honey to recipes instead of sugar for many reasons. So love the flavor and others claim it is healthier. Check out some of Sheri's honey recipes... READ MORE
Do Honey Bees Hibernate In The Winter?
SIt is amazing how honey bees are able to withstand long, cold winters. Honey bees are usually thought of as a summer insect, working hard in the spring and summer to pollinate flowers and produce honey. How are honey bees able to survive winter? Do they hibernate like a bear?...Read More
The Art, Love and Science of Beekeeping
So many people quickly get hooked on beekeeping. How can working with bees become so enjoyable? Beekeeping brings out the best of us like our desire to be artistic, our need to love and be loved and our enjoyment of learning...Read More
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.