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Long Lane Honey Bee Farms



Did you know that a honey bee flies around 15 mph? A hive of bees flies 55,000 miles to bring us 1 pound of honey. During her life (approximately 40 days) a honey bee will gather about 1/12 teaspoon of honey. Bees must go to two million flowers to gather l pound of honey. Bees can see the same colors we see except red. They can also see ultraviolet. See what awaits you as you become a beekeeper. We offer free online beekeeping lessons, videos and podcasts, and sell beekeeping supplies, bees and queens. Come to Long Lane Honey Bee Farms in central Illinois and take one of our beekeeping classes taught by our certified master beekeeper, David Burns

Keeping bees is really enjoyable. Here's a brief flow chart:
1. Purchase your hives and equipment from us at any time of year.
2. Purchase the bees from us beginning JANUARY 1.

You will have a head start with bees if you take one of our beekeeping classes. If you are new to beekeeping and live too far away to take one of our classes consider our Online Beekeeping Academy. 

Beekeeping mentorship

You can start with as few as one hive, but we recommend beginners start with two hives. Two hives are always better than one. Then each hive will need a 3lb package of bees (about 10,000 bees) with a mated queen.

Join us for our next basic beekeeping course. We offer beginner, advance and queen rearing classes.
Click here for more information. During our classes you can purchase your hives and take them home that day! I am confident, that if you will read our online lessons, you will understand how to become a beekeeper. We even have full lessons on installing your bees (video) as well as how to inspect your hive and make sure all is well.

We have lessons on how to reduce your chances of being stung as you work your hives.

And we view all of our customers as students as we provide free mentoring. Just call us up to ask your questions and we'll help you enjoy your new hives. 217-427-2678. CHECK our home page for our seasonal farm hours.


It's best to start with two hives or why to start with two hives rather than one.

Learn How To Install A Package Of Bees...Read More or Watch My Video On Installing A Package

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. 

Here Is Our Contact Information Phone: 217-427-2678. Check out our home page for our seasonal farm hours. 

Please call us at 217-427-2678 to order or inquire about your order.

Beekeeping Podcasts

Mailing Address: Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

14556 N. 1020 E. Rd
Fairmount, IL 61841

Needing to visit our storefront? Call and check first for product availability and seasonal hours.
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