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.

Download our new glossy leaflets.

Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 9th July: Monthly meeting: Biology of the honey bee
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
All about the biology of the honey bee. 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.

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July: Lambeth Country Show
12:00-20:00 at Brockwell Park, Norwood Rd, London SE24 9BJ
Come and see our stall at the Lambeth Country Show, one of the biggest public events in the UK. We'll be in the Farm Zone.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

25 Jun: @NTRufford Send pictures when it flowers!

25 Jun: Since 2014 butterfly numbers fell by 69% in cities compared to a 45% decline in the countryside. Plant for our #bees

25 Jun: Three million gardens paved over since 2005 to the detriment of wildlife. Do your bit to reverse trend.

24 Jun: @DaveGoulson According to @iGiGL london looses green space equivalent to 2x Hyde parks every year.... mostly down…

24 Jun: @Kotaatok @NTRufford We tell organisations the best way to help bees and the environment is to plant more flowers

24 Jun: @Kotaatok @NTRufford Bees are important for the environment but in london we have areas with too many organisation…

24 Jun: Beautiful nest! But extracting honey might be tricky!

24 Jun: @CPA_Beekeepers @flowhive @CharltonSch @britishbee @Sust_Greenwich @GPVinfo @Royal_Greenwich @ProtectTheBees Rememb…

23 Jun: A honey bee taking pollen collection duties very seriously. They take pollen back to the hive to feed to the larva…

20 Jun: @Carly_Deano Would you rather they had a bowl to drink in the garden or them coming into the kitchen or bathroom in search of dripping taps?

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Registered Charity Number 1165736