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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.

Discuss through Facebook & Twitter.

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 14th September: Preparing colonies for winter
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Tips for successful overwintering of colonies. Followed by chat with coffee and cake. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

21 Aug: RT @friendofhoneyb: US Mus.Natural Museum photographs 45,000 #bees in 40 days to help understand their decline http:…

21 Aug: @CWallop @Marthakearney Bees for Development

19 Aug: RT @Joulesclothing: How to become a Bee - DIY style!

19 Aug: Become a bee DIY style

19 Aug: Research from @LasiBee indicates our parks and green spaces have much room for improvement.

16 Aug: Sharing a word new 2 me w/ all nature nuts. "Bombilate" to buzz/hum continuously derived from Latin 'bombilare' to buzz & 'bombus' to hum.

16 Aug: RT @daviddomoney: Today is National #HoneyBeeDay! Just checking my own little honey bees they are brilliant. Great hobby #bee keeping. htt…

16 Aug: Continued ban on neonics supported by @LibDems @vincecable Sign petition if that's your thing.

16 Aug: Where at @PhoebesGC today 10-4 giving out information about bees & what 2 plant 4 them. LBKA members get 10% off 2day on plant purchases

15 Aug: RT @friendofhoneyb: A VERY appetising cider frm @friendofhoneyb supporter @LovePlanetBee stocked by @oddbins w/ 25% of profit 2 help bees h…

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