Members can borrow the following items.

To request a loan use the form at the bottom of this page.  A request will be confirmed by email.
The equipment needs to be collected and returned to Sleaford, address will be in the email.

Virtual Hive

This is an educational resource.
If is free for members to use for non-commercial events.  For Commercial use a fee of £5.00 per week is charged.
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Steam Cleaner

This only fits a national hive.  Remove the hive roof and place cleaner lid on top of hive.  Place perforated tray above floor.  Steam melts all wax and sterilises woodwork.
A fee of £5.00 per week is charged.

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Basic Beekeeping Tools

This is an educational resource. If is free for members to use for non-commercial events. For Commercial use a fee of £5.00 per week is charged.
This selection of basic tools is for talks and exhibitions, they are not intended for practical use.

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Honey Extractor

A fee of £5.00 per week or part of week is charged.
Before it is returned, borrowers MUST ensure that the extractor is thoroughly cleaned and in a state ready for the next person to use.

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VHS Video Tape

This is an educational resource.
If is free for members to use for non-commercial events.  For Commercial use a fee of £5.00 per week is charged.
This is a video tape only, borrower will need to supply their own VHS video player.

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Beekeeping Clothing

This is an educational resource.
If is free for members to use for non-commercial events.  For Commercial use a fee of £5.00 per week is charged.
There are two adult jackets, one large child and one small child full length suits.  Leather gloves size 7 and size 5.
If using for practical bee work please ensure all items are laundered before return.

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Observation Hive

Please read the risk assessment before making a booking.  Some organisations will request a risk assessment.  Members may use ours provided all provisions within it are met.
This is an educational resource.
If is free for members to use for non-commercial events.  For Commercial use a fee of £5.00 per week is charged.
Borrower will need to populate with bees.  Lower nuc box takes up to 5 National frames.  Upper part takes a single brood frame.
Please ensure the hive is cleaned before return.

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Show Kit

Mainly for Heckington Show.
Contains posters, pictures etc. but mainly hessian for covering display areas.

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Microscope

High powered manual microscope. This not usually for display or public use.

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Loan Equipment Request Form