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) is a volunteer-run members' organisation and Registered Charity that 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.

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All welcome to many of our events.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

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Upcoming events

Wed
01
Mar
This event is organised by LBKA.Wednesday 1st March: Winter Lecture: Hot and spicy - Bees in India
18:30 for a 19:00 start at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, SE11 6DN

Martin Kunz from the Bees Abroad charity (and LBKA member) whose relationship with bees is as short as his relationship with India as long, will talk about bees in India, and more importantly, how beekeeping (and honey collecting) 'works' to help fight poverty among people in rural India for whom £10 is too high a price for a simple hive.

This is a free public lecture open to all, so spread the word! A £2 donation from non-LBKA members would be appreciated.

Refreshments served from 18:30



Sun
12
Mar
This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 12th March: Monthly meeting: Swarm control
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
An important topic for urban beekeepers - swarm control and swarm collection. Followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but youre welcome to come as a guest to find out more about our association.

Wed
15
Mar
This event is organised by LBKA.Wednesday 15th March: Winter lecture: Venom allergies and what to do
18:30 for a 19:00 start at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, SE11 6DN

Nurse Practitioner from Guy's Hospital - Andrew Williams - will talk about venom, stings, large local reactions, emergency treatment, immunotherapy and where to obtain a referral to a specialist allergy service. We are pleased that Andrew will be offering his professional advice to us on this important topic.

This is a free public lecture open to all, so spread the word! A £2 donation from non-LBKA members would be appreciated.

Refreshments served from 18:30



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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

Tweets by Mark Patterson, Emma Nye, and (occasionally) Angela Woods.

25 Feb: @SE1MonkeyPuzzle @YouTube these bees along with any others don't collect pollen on their legs as they lack pollen baskets or 'Scopa'

25 Feb: Fantastic shot of a Lassioglossum bee collecting pollen from Lesser Celendine, captured by Barry Wells today.… https://t.co/riVJvYmi1w

22 Feb: Your school? Your event? Your family? Best info on bees as FREE download from us https://t.co/0ZIOpeBhNv RT… https://t.co/P1juOn4BIV

22 Feb: Since tweeting the link to our fab new leaflets last week they've been downloaded over 70 times. Like and share https://t.co/0ZIOpeBhNv

20 Feb: @Londonist for a more informed overview read this: https://t.co/Y9b7s233Qh

20 Feb: @Londonist this is really unhelpful misinformed propaganda which does more harm than good.

20 Feb: @Londonist no we haven't! Honey bees are not endangered. Their numbers are actually increasing. Numbers have tripled in London since 2008

19 Feb: @StevenFalk1 @bwars2000 @NHM_Bees we had asked for bee and wasp photo donations on the uk bees wasps and ants FB page but no joy 😞

19 Feb: @StevenFalk1 @bwars2000 @NHM_Bees one of the few photos on the leaflet not taken by our forage officer & trustee mark aka @apiculturalLdn

19 Feb: @StevenFalk1 @bwars2000 @NHM_Bees we debated over the common wasp picture allot. It's from photo stock and was labelled as such

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