A popular open day and sale of beekeeping equipment was held at E H Thorne beehives of Rand with more than 1,000 people attending.
Beekeepers from Lincolnshire and most parts of the East of England enjoyed factory tours, watching the various processes in the manufacture of hives, wax production and extractors for spinning honey. The Buzz Stop Restaurant, which is part of the Beehive Business Park, was also kept busy serving.
Becky Andrew is pictured demonstrating the automatic wax wiring, which embeds thin strands of wire into the wax foundation. Photo by John Edwards.