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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.

Book a place on one of our 2015 courses

How to recognise a swarm and what to do.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

Read our recent newsletters.

Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 12th July: Monthly meeting: Honey extraction and labelling.
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Honey extraction and labelling: how, advice and regulation. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July: Lambeth Country Show
at Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, SE24 0PA
Come and see us at our stall at the Lambeth Country Show.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

01 Jul: @burneivan @lblcountryshow that's great but not everyone has a lawn to do that.

01 Jul: @burneivan pollinators, especially bees struggle most in late summer to find sufficient food. And in London truly wild flowers are rare

01 Jul: @burneivan most UK native wild flowers are over by end of July. This mix provides pollen and nectar during the high summer dearth

01 Jul: Bees and butterflies feasting on Lbka pollinator mix in marks garden today. This was sown 9 weeks ago

01 Jul: Sadly this swarm in poplar this evening was just too high up this try for our besieged swarm collectors.

01 Jul: Our mobile meadow is looking great in time for @lblcountryshow 18/19th July. You can buy our seed mix on the day .

30 Jun: @jasonpa81916386 yes! Why do u ask.

30 Jun: RT pls Our bees will urgently need WATER during this hot spell Put out a shallow bowl in the shade w/ flowting twigs.

29 Jun: Bee apocalypse looming? Apparently not figures show honey bee stocks are at a 20 year high! EU stocks up 7% between 2005-2010, 40% globally!

29 Jun: @limmster NO! Call a swarm collector. If you want to keep bees you need training first. It's not as easy as Monty Don makes out....

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