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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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How to recognise a swarm and what to do.

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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 8th February: Monthly meeting: Early Spring preparation
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Early Spring preparation including details about the Bailey Change and Shook Swarm. Followed by chat with coffee and cake. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

This event is organised by LBKA.Wednesday 11th February: Winter lecture: Bee research
19:00 at Roots & Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 6DN.
Winter lecture by Stephan Wolf on his bee research. More details to follow. Please email if you'd like to come. LBKA members only.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

31 Jan: The sex life of plants thoroughly explained.

31 Jan: RT @thegoldenco: that's our @LondonBeeKeeper honey from Clapham Common and Nunhead honey. #keepingitlocal @boroughmarket…

30 Jan: @GreensDirect please report it to

30 Jan: @GreensDirect do you have a postcode and date for the sighting? UK HOVERFLIES recorder would be interested in the sighting

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