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If you are considering keeping bees, you would be well advised to join your local branch of the BBKA,
where you will find unlimited friendly and enthusiastic advice from fellow beekeepers.

Help with Bee Problems

  • Members of the public who need advice on swarms, etc. should contact a local beekeeper via the Lincolnshire Beekeepers' Association website, link below.
  • Lincolnshire Beekeeping Association link on the BBKA website.
  • Go to the Swarm Advisers page for details of contacts across the county. There are useful documents you can download. Read these before ringing anyone!
  • Please note that a beekeeper will not usually agree to deal with bees inside a roof or wall. That is a job for a pest control specialist.
  • Beekeepers will not usually be willing to deal with bumblebee nests.
  • Bumblebees are not usually a problem and colonies die off naturally at the end of the summer.
  • Should you have genuine trouble with feral honeybees, bumblebees or wasps, contact a professional pest control company.
  • Introducing the 'Tree Bumblebee' Bombus hypnorum by Clive Hill. Useful information if you do not know this species.
  • Visit: The National Pest Technicians website and click on your region. Also, see the Lincoln link at bottom of this page.
  • Old-fashioned though it may seem, a thank you is always appreciated.

    The Lincolnshire Beekeepers' Association

    Young Cupid robs a skep!

    Lincolnshire Show 2017
    Come along to the LBKA Tent at the Lincolnshire Show.
    21st and 22nd June 2017.
    » Lincolnshire Show
    For the 2016 LBKA Show Schedule and Entry Forms see:
    » 2016 LBKA Annual County Honey Show

  • Horncastle Beekeeping for Beginners Course 2017
    The next 10-week course will run from March, 2017.
    For further information telephone Mr F W Parker on 01507 523107
    For details of other LBKA Beginners Courses visit the LBKA website below.
    » LBKA Beekeeping courses for beginners.

    Annual Bee Auction 2017
    Date - tba April 2017
    For details of the Annual Auction Sale of Bees & Equipment visit:
    » LBKA Lincoln District Annual Auction.

    Lincolnshire-bred British Dark Bees
    Message from Tobias Downes - 2017

    I have British Dark Bees, and supply 14x12 or National 6 frame nucs, and queens.
    14x12 are £200, National nukes are £150, and a queen is £35 and marked but not clipped.
    Contact me to discuss when the first batch of 2017 queens should be ready.

  • e-mail: Contact Tobias Downes
  • Facebook: Billinghay Bees

    For information on keeping bees, dealing with swarms, prevention of spray accidents, diagnosis and treatment
    of bee diseases and the supply of beekeeping equipment &c. the following links may be useful:

    Lincolnshire Beekeepers'
    Quarterly Review
    Deadlines are as follows:
    » 20th March - April edition
    » 20th June - July edition
    » 20th September - October edition
    » 20th December - January edition
    Queen-marking Colour Codes
    » 2014, 2019 = Green
    » 2015, 2020 = Blue
    » 2016, 2021 = White
    » 2017, 2022 = Yellow
    » 2018, 2023 = Red

    LBKA etc...

    Useful links...

    Other really useful contacts...

    Bees down your chimney?

    If all else fails contact Lincoln & District Pest Control Services who specialise in such problems.

  • Lincoln & District Pest Control Services

    Telephone: 01522 790583.

  • Or visit:
  • The National Pest Technicians website and click on your region.
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