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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 visit the BBKA Swarm page:
» Advice on Swarms. Read it before ringing anyone for help.
If you need to contact a local beekeeper, start with your local Beekeepers' Association.
» Local Beekeeping Associations
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 and possibly a builder.
Beekeepers will not usually be willing to deal with bumblebee nests. Some will.
Bumblebees are not usually a problem as colonies die off naturally at the end of the summer.
» Introducing the 'Tree Bumblebee' Bombus hypnorum by Cliff Hill.
Should you have genuine trouble with feral honeybees, bumblebees or wasps, contact a professional pest control company. e.g.
» The National Pest Technicians website. 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 2019
Come along to the LBKA Tent at the Lincolnshire Show.
19th and 20th June 2019.
» Lincolnshire Show
For the 2017 LBKA Show Schedule and Entry Forms see:
» Refer to LBKA Website which is under development

Horncastle Beekeeping for Beginners Course 2019
Details of the 2019 10-week course will be posted here when known. [Tuesdays.]
Plus 2 Apiary visits.
Fee: £ tba - Under 18s NO CHARGE.
Venue: Horncastle Football Club.
For further information telephone Mr F W Parker on 01507 523107
For details of other LBKA Beginners Courses visit the LBKA website below.
» Refer to LBKA Website which is under development

Annual Bee Auction 2019
Date - Saturday tba
For details of the Annual Auction Sale of Bees & Equipment visit:
» LBKA Lincoln District Annual Auction.
  » Also - refer to LBKA Website which is under development

Lincolnshire-bred British Dark Bees
Message from Tobias Downes - 2018

I have British Dark Bees, and supply 14x12 or National 6 frame nucs, and queens.
14x12 are £200, National nukes are £150, an artificially inseminated queen is £45 and marked but not clipped.
[Please confirm prices with supplier.]
Contact me to discuss when the first batch of 2019 queens should be ready.

  • e-mail: Contact Tobias Downes
  • Facebook: Billinghay Bees
    » Billinghay Bees website.

  • 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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