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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.

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All welcome to many of our events.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 12th June: Monthly meeting: Bee health day
10:00-16:00 at The Ecology Centre, Holland Park, Kensington, W8 6LU.
Howard will run this day about brood diseases including how to inspect bees for signs of disease using bees from our Holland Park apiary. Bring your own lunch, but tea and biscuits are provided. Members only and limited to 40 places on a first-come-first-served basis. Email to book your place.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

24 May: Some good soul doing their bit for #bees 🐝☀️🐝

24 May: @Dibs54321 European! I hope you let it go free.

24 May: @monty_white @britishbee Check the BBKA swarm collectors site to notify someone local

24 May: Scientists suggest that London has ten times the national average hive density :: plant for #bees please!

24 May: @MaldonBeekeeper you see the wax flakes protruding from wax glands

23 May: @nataliemorrice I thnk it is a Queen wasp. Let it go free.

23 May: @SerenaHaywood removed lid and scattered bees all over the street terrifying pedestrians! Lesson of the day- leave well alone to the experts

23 May: @SerenaHaywood beekeeper left box with bees gathering in it within police tape cordon. Silly woman thought cruel to keep bees in hive ...

23 May: @LondonBeeKeeper please don't mess with bees- leave the trained beekeeper to do their job.

23 May: Our swarm collectors have reported chaos in Barnet today- stupid member of public crossed police tape interfering with swarm collection

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