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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.

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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

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 11th May: Monthly meeting: Bee Health day
All day at Roots & Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 6DN.
The local Bee Inspectors will run this informative Bee Health day. Members only.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

19 Apr: Monsanto doing thier bit for wildlife.

19 Apr: @AnnaKTypes Pretty much, yes. More so than the Whole Foods over the road.

19 Apr: Fab new independent green grocers Camden, Parkway Greens. Amazing variety & cheap!

18 Apr: RT @wildlife_uk: RT @wawlee: @wildlife_uk How cute! (Goldcrest)

18 Apr: Here's one for all you poor hay fever sufferers. Pollen does look pretty even if it does get up your nose.

18 Apr: Data plots growth of beekeeping in London London 10x national ave. no of hives this suggests

18 Apr: LBKA named in Top 5 bee twitter feeds to follow . Glad to be of service!

18 Apr: LBKA houses large honeybee swarm. Find a swarm collector if u need one at @britishbee. We predict lots this year!

18 Apr: Nothing beats fresh cut comb.

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