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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.

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Upcoming events

Fri
02
Sep
Friday, 2nd September: Integrated Varroa Management
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sat
03
Sep
Saturday, 3rd September: Integrated Varroa Management
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sun
04
Sep
Sunday, 4rd September: Integrated Varroa Management
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sun
11
Sep
This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 11th September: Monthly meeting: Uniting colonies for winter
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
We'll talk about the relative merits of uniting colonies or otherwise for winter, how to do it, and people experiences of this. This and other related topics will be 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.

Sun
25
Sep
Sunday, 25th September: Harvest Stomp
12:30-17:30 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST.
We'll have a stall at this annual community festival that celebrates food and the harvest. Enter your food into one of the competitions! More details at their website.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

30 Aug: @listhelen British beekeepers don't tend to sugar feed. How do you know that is what they were doing?

30 Aug: @listhelen I'm just so surprised thats all. Was it obscure honey like rape honey which can b odd it is illegal to hv processed sugar in it

30 Aug: @listhelen Where are you buying from and what happended to the honey? Did it granulate? Go solid or maybe ferment?

30 Aug: @listhelen how do you know it is contaminated honey. All the London beekeepers I know only produce fresh, raw honey. Nothing processed.

30 Aug: RT @ed_hawkins: Mapping changes in temperature (1850-2016) https://t.co/4dtij6svUa https://t.co/8l30Z3PF2K

30 Aug: Calling beekeepers. Learn how to combat varroa from the very best @LasiBee with this Sussex nased workshop.https://t.co/Qq9OQG6UGt

30 Aug: @listhelen r u talking abt supermarket honey or fresh honey from hives?

30 Aug: @listhelen why is that? U could easily replicate this with English honey which has an enormous variety of colours.

29 Aug: Here is an exciting event for any nature/gardening nuts ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ https://t.co/nJooW0Q14c

29 Aug: Bees linked like this known as festooning. And, yes, it is super cute. https://t.co/bEByxcM3xK

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