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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

Bee Diseases

Beekeepers wanting to keep up to date on Bee Diseases and make themselves easy to contact
if necessary, are strongly encouraged to register their details on the NBU website, BeeBase.
» BeeBase

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 at the Lincolnshire Show

Young Cupid robs a skep!

Lincolnshire Show 19-20 June 2024
» Lincolnshire Show

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:

Queen-marking Colour Codes Years ending...
» 1 or 5 = White
» 2 or 7 = Yellow
» 3 or 8 = Red
» 4 or 9 = Green
» 5 or 0 = Blue

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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