p@rsons_world of Honeybees and Beekeeping...
If you are considering keeping bees, you would be well advised to join a local branch of
the BBKA, where you will find unlimited and enthusiastic advice from fellow beekeepers.
I have now retired from beekeeping, but hope this webpage will prove helpful.
Help with Bee Problems
Members of the public who need advice on swarms 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.
» Guide to Solitary Bees in Britain by The Wildlife Trusts.
» Miner Bees in Your Lawn? by Garden Seeker.
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.
The Lincolnshire Beekeepers' Association
Lincolnshire Show 2021
The decision has been taken to cancel Lincolnshire Show 2021. See:
» Lincolnshire Show
For the latest LBKA Show Schedule and Entry Forms ready for 2022:
» Refer to LBKA Website which is under development
Annual Bee Auction 2022
Annual Auction Sale of Bees & Equipment: tba » Refer to LBKA Website which is under development
Lincolnshire-bred British Dark Bees
Message from Tobias Downes
I have British Dark Bees, and supply 14x12 or National 6 frame nucs, and queens.
14x12 are £tba, National nukes are £200, an artificially inseminated queen is £45 and marked but not clipped.
[2020 prices - Please confirm this year's prices with supplier.]
Contact me to discuss when the first batch of queens should be ready.
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:
Other really useful contacts...
Bees down your chimney?
If all else fails contact Lincoln & District Pest Control Services who specialise in such problems.
Telephone: 01522 790583.
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