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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) 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.

Discuss through Facebook & Twitter.

All welcome to many of our events.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

Read our recent newsletters.

Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Wednesday 9th November: Annual General Meeting
18:30 for 19:00 start at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, SE11 6DN
Our Annual General Meeting which will include elections for new trustees and a new committee, votes on motions and discussions about what LBKA should be doing in the coming year. All welcome, but only fully-paid up members are have voting rights. Followed by tea/coffee/biscuits.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 13th November: Monthly meeting: Oxalic Acid treatment
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
How to treat bees with oxalic acid as anti-varroa treatment and other related topics. We will also have oxalic acid to sell. Followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but you’re welcome to come as a guest to find out more about our association.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

24 Oct: @GroundworkLON @Tesco nice write up & pics of our #bagsofhelp funded project at Mudchute by our partner @mudchute

23 Oct: Acton gardening association in Ealing bans its plot holders from using neonics and glyphosate to protect humans and bees alike

23 Oct: @CroydonSaffron @BBCSpringwatch safe in crocus in my garden just breaking the soil now

23 Oct: Why can't we have this in London? My local council still uses persticides for goodness sake. What a dreadful exampl…

23 Oct: And see these charming bees covering muicipal Manchester .. how wonderful to see them celebrated as the symbol of h…

23 Oct: Now THAT is what you call a haven for pollinators!

23 Oct: Still time to stop & look at the myriad of pollinators on the last ivy blooms. When gone cut back b4 Januray when b…

23 Oct: Great picture of catkins. Already pining for warmer times!

23 Oct: Look at this baby emerging. The minute she does other workers will feed & attend to her every need. Three weeks aft…

23 Oct: Manchester adopted the #bee as a symbol during the Industrial Revolution. They are still everywhere today.

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