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The London Beekeepers' Association

We are grateful to Ashurst for sponsoring our forage-creation programmme.

Please contact us if you'd like to find out how you can support our education, training and forage-creation projects.


The London Beekeepers' Association (LBKA) represents the interests of beekeepers and urban beekeeping in the central London area (see neighbouring associations). We provide education and advice, promoting responsible bee keeping and raising awareness of the issues affecting bees.

If you live in London and already keep bees, intend to do so or are simply interested in this fascinating hobby, LBKA is the association for you. Even if you don't keep bees, joining us will help support our cause, our campaigns and education programmes.

Join us for member benefits and to support us.

Discuss through Facebook & Twitter.

Buy our pollinator-friendly seed mix

How to recognise a swarm and what to do.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

Read our recent newsletters.


The government has now launched the public consultation on the proposed National Pollinator Strategy, which the BBKA have been heavily involved in the development of. Please consider taking part.

Upcoming events

Monday, 6th October: London Honey Show
18:00-21:00 at Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY

The London Honey Show is a celebration of bees and beekeeping, with friendly competition between new and experienced beekeepers alike.

The Lancaster London Hotel is organising and hosting this annual event for the fourth consecutive year, with a small £1 entry fee, which will be donated to a bee charity.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 12th October: Monthly meeting: Honey regulation and tasting
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Information about honey regulation and label printing. Followed by a honey tasting event, for which members are invited to bring some of their honey. Followed by chat with coffee and cake. Members only - non-members who'd like to find out more about LBKA can email us.

Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November: National Honey Show
at St George’s College, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2QS.
Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, beekeeping lecture convention and workshops. More details at the National Honey Show website.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

Tweets by Mark Patterson (Forage Officer) and Angela Woods (Secretary).

02 Oct: W Ldn b'keeper @Emily_Heath dedicates edition of bee blog 2 finding Alice Gross suspect Pls RT

01 Oct: 47% of London green space but how much planted in a way that benefits pollinators?

30 Sep: @Ms83Mark The Bee Farmers Association would be a good place to start!

26 Sep: Environmental photographer of the year shows climate change issues across the world

25 Sep: RT @Natures_Voice need yr help w/ nightingales. Alarming precedent abt to b set, Get involved

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