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Packages Of Bees Go On Sale In Less Than 36 Hours

Posted by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns on

We are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Ben Franklin said, "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours and let each new year, find you a better man". Happy New Years!

A new year is less than 36 hours away and January 1st represents the start of a new beekeeping year. Some of you will start beekeeping for the first time. Others are hoping your bees will overwinter well and you will see your bees in the spring. Beekeeping is more than just keeping bees. Beekeeping helps us develop good life habits such as being outdoors, being active, learning and learning the art of sustainable success. Besides all that, beekeeping is a hoot!


Our 15,700+ subscribers on YouTube have taken up quite the interest in a little struggling hive, seeing if it will make it through winter. I did the unthinkable the day after Christmas. Against everything I teach, I inspected it in the winter. Actually, I was careful not to chill any brood, but you should never inspect a hive in cold climates. I did anyway and you've got to watch this video to see what I found!

Packages Of Bees

Go Live January 1st at 12:00 a.m.

Our packages of bees sell out quickly so we want to encourage you to spend the next day considering your online purchases, how many packages you need, hive kits and other equipment. To make this step easier, we've created a check off list on our mail page at Review this check off list to ensure you have all your bases covered. It's located just below our package bee image on our main page. Just a word of caution. So many people have their finger on the mouse button as soon as they go live. Within just a few days we sell over half of the available bees, then they quickly sell out, so do not delay. We've seen so many people disappointed when they find out we are sold out. So this is our way of informing you how it works.


Visit our website and read our insightful beekeeping tips, new every few days. Today's insight is about natural beekeeping and David explains the new paradigm in beekeeping. You'll find them on our main page, just scroll down a little and look for BEEKEEPING INSIGHTS.

Between now and spring many of you will be getting started in beekeeping for the first time. So be sure and enjoy some of our videos:

How do I install a package?

How do I test for mites?

How do I inspect my hive?

How do I know when to add another box?

Included in this LIBERTY KIT is, 1 Complete Hive plus supplies. 1 -3 lb package of bees with a mated queen. (Bees must be picked up at our location in Fairmount, IL, see below for more information). Look at all that is included in this special offer.

This is a huge savings, our way of inviting others to take the plunge and do something good for our environment as well enjoyable a fun hobby. And, wouldn't it be nice to have your own honey to enjoy or sell? The hives are fully assembled and coated with 2 coats of exterior high quality latex paint.

In our LIBERTY KIT you will receive:
One complete hive. This hive includes the following:
1 Screen bottom board with entrance cleat.
1 Entrance feeder
2 Deep Hive Bodies. This is the area where the bees live. Each deep hive body comes complete with 10 wooden frames with full 3/8 side bars, and are glued and stapled. Plus each frame is already assembled with plastic beeswax coated foundation. This is a total of 20 deep hive body frames.
1 Medium Honey Super. This is where the bees store their excess honey that you can remove. This super comes with 10 wooden frames, glued and stapled, fully assembled with plastic beeswax coated foundation.
1 Inner cover. This goes on top of the boxes, but beneath the final top cover. This high-quality inner cover allows for upper ventilation and a vapor barrier.
1 Telescoping Top Cover. This is the final top cover with nice white metal to help protect it from the weather and keeps that nice white look without rusting.
1 Cloth Hat and Veil combo.
1 Hive tool.
1 Smoker
1 Queen Excluder, used to keep the queen from entering into the upper super.

These hives are built right here in Central Illinois. We are a small American business with an EAS certified Master Beekeeper to help answer your questions.


It is essential that we feed bees in the winter. Even if you think there is enough honey in the hive, who really knows if they will eat it all and then starve. Don't take that chance. Click here to watch my recent video on how quickly a hive can consume a winter-bee-kind.


Bees love our protein powder. If you are refilling your winter-bee-kinds or getting ready for spring and need pollen powder to add to your sugar feeders, consider our 1/2 containers. It doesn't take much to give your bees the protein they need.


Take 3 of our most popular online courses bundled together for the new beekeeper.

1. Basic Beekeeping
2. A Day In The Apiary
3. Getting Your Bees Through The Winter

Beekeeping courses from the comfort of your home. Videos to watch at your own pace taught by EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, David Burns 

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