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+44 (0) 1673 858 555 or sales@thorne.co.uk

E.H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd - Lincolnshire Head Office & Factory

Our head office is situated in Beehive Business Park in the glorious Lincolnshire countryside. We have a large 5000sq ft shop, restaurant and museum.

Our Rand shop is our flagship store and is well worth a visit. In addition to browsing our store and talking to our experts, why not take a look in the museum, grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or even walk the grounds.

Do you belong to a local beekeeping association or local group? We are happy to organise factory tours and visits during the year. Just email sales@thorne.co.uk with your enquiry.

In addition to our online and phone Winter Sale, which starts late December, we also organise an annual Rand Open and Sale Day. This is normally held the second Saturday in October. We have a wide range of second quality hive parts and frames, as well as end of line, discontinued and shop soiled items. Items can be ordered in advance for collection on the day. We also hold factory tours and interesting talks and workshops from beekeeping experts. For more information email sales@thorne.co.uk

Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NJ, United Kingdom

September to March

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri,

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

April & August

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri,

09:00 AM - 05:30 PM


09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May, June & July

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri,

09:00 AM - 05:30 PM


09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Good Friday

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Easter Saturday

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Finding us couldn't be easier!

We are located just off the A158 approximately 8 miles east of the lovely cathedral city of Lincoln.

If coming from Lincoln turn left and follow the signs for Rand and Beehive Business Park. If you are coming from the east then take the right hand turn about one mile after passing though Wragby. You will find us one mile down this road. 

Why not visit our restaurant?

Why not visit our restaurant?

Our 'Buzz Stop' restaurant is a lovely place to take a break and of course have a browse through our latest catalogue. We have a comprehensive menu, offer afternoon cream teas (must be booked in advance) and there is always a delicious, homemade, hot meal of the day to sample. Why not finish off with an amazing cake - Sandra - our restaurant manager- is an incredible baker!! We open at the same time as the shop and close at 4pm Monday-Thusday and 3pm on a Friday.  We close 30 minutes before the shop on Saturdays.

Please download our menu here.


​Many many thanks, outstanding service again, only ordered on Monday and arrived Tuesday and custom labels Wednesday.


We visited Rand from Norwich on Monday and would like to express our thanks and gratitude to all the members of staff who made our visit run so smoothly and pleasantly. Colin in particular spent time with us sorting out our issues and answering our questions in a patient and friendly manner. The two gentleman that helped squeeze our new extractor into the car were also extremely helpful and friendly. Everyone we met was helpful and professional. We just wanted to send a big 'thank you' to all the staff who helped us prior to and during our visit.

​Paul and Angela

​Wow! Amazing! Fantastic customer service! Ordered on Thursday night. Delivered on Monday morning!


​Hi Gill To steal a line, you’re Practically Perfect in Every Way. Great, thank you!


​Dear team, Just to say a big THANK YOU for sending my parcel so quickly. We needed it in a hurry and you certainly responded accordingly as it arrived this morning!! Great customer service. Kindest regards


Thank you very much I do understand and very pleased with quality of product and speed of order and now your prompt response - very impressive set up


Thanks for the prompt delivery of my order. I just wanted to congratulate you on the excellent videos on Youtube showing how to assemble the roof and brood box. They are so clear, both visually and in the verbal explanation.


Just wanted to thank you for the extremely quick delivery to the Isle of Skye! The items were intelligently packed and the use of recycled packaging material is so encouraging.


many thanks for yet another example of Thornes going that extra mile for customers. Saved the day once again


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