The Lincolnshire Beekeepers were so sorry to hear of the recent death of Mrs Ann Holderness.

Using her great breadth of knowledge and her gentle manner, Ann was an excellent beekeeper. She held many posts within the Sleaford District and, with her husband John, ran the beginners courses in that area for many years. Many will remember how she set them on the right path as a beekeeper, imparting her knowledge and expertise. She was our County Secretary for several years and we are grateful for her work in that post. Ann and John also attended many national beekeeping events in the UK and some of the Apimondia Congresses throughout the world.

Our sympathy and thoughts are with John and Ann’s family at this sad time.

 Lincoln District Bees & Bee Equipment Auction that is usually held at the Lincolnshire Showground in March is Cancelled

The national situation is such that the organisers cannot guarantee delivery of a safe event, even if we were allowed to hold one.

Beginners Beekeeping Courses are being planned for 2021.

Details are available on our courses page.

Membership fees will remain the same in 2021.

There will be no increase in membership fees for 2021, (unless your district fee changes).  A breakdown of where you money goes is show on our membership breakdown page.  

Defra launches the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 to help protect honey bees


The Government have launched a ten year plan to protect and improve the health of honey bees in England and Wales.  Nice to see something else coming out of Westminster.

Full details here with links to the actual plan.

Advise on Tending Hives during Covid-19 – From Government – Updated 22nd October 2020


“the latest Covid-19 beekeeping guidance. The update includes separate links to the current Public Health Guidance for England, Wales and Scotland.


Lincolnshire Beekeepers Associations wins TWO trophies at the County Show.  

The Gamekeeper Cup for best stand in the Countryside Area and also The Witham Group Cup for runner up best stand in the showground (over 600 stands).  A new report available with photos