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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

Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November: National Honey Show
at St Georgeís College, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2QS.
Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, beekeeping lecture convention and workshops. More details at the National Honey Show website.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 9th November: Monthly meeting: Oxalic acid
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Use of oxalic acid plus other topics. Followed by chat with coffee and biscuits. Members only - non-members who'd like to find out more about LBKA can email us.

This event is organised by LBKA.Wednesday 12th November: Annual General Meeting and elections
1830 at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 6DN
Our Annual General Meeting will include a talk by Mark Patterson about his recent beekeeping trip to the US, reports of LBKA activities over the past year and the election of a new committee. All welcome, but only members are eligible to vote. Membership runs until end of September, so don't forget to renew your membership if you haven't already done so.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

18 Oct: RT @friendofhoneyb: Glass orb by Paul Standkard w/ Swarming Honeybees Photo Credit: Ron Farina

18 Oct: Marla Spivak & her work w/ #honeybees . Vids on propolis/current issues w #bees. Worth a look.

18 Oct: Seattle joins the growing list of pesticide free cities

18 Oct: RT @B_Strawbridge: New documentary on #neonics to be broadcast across USA 23 Oct. This is important - pls RT. … via…

18 Oct: @ShelleEtte @MimbsPhotograph There is not a shortage of honeybees in the UK.

18 Oct: @zlcenergy @bosinver That looks more like a feral colony in a new home. Too late for swarms?

16 Oct: It's not just our pollinators which are in decline. The 'state of britains birds' report makes for a grim read. Available @_BTO website

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