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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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Book a place on one of our 2015 courses

How to recognise a swarm and what to do.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 12th April: Monthly meeting: Swarm Control
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
The annual session discussing the important art of swarm control, especially important in a built-up area like London. Details of the Artificial Swarm and Snelgrove Board methods will be provided and discussed. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th April: BBKA Spring Convention
at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
The British Beekeeping Association Spring Convention is probably Europe's biggest national beekeeping event. With more than 30 lectures from international and leading UK speakers and well as over 40 workshops and courses during the 3 day event, there is something for everyone, expert, improver, beginner and non-beekeeper.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

25 Mar: @CMORGANJONES @B_Strawbridge @HenCorner its a female hairy footed flower bee A. Plumipes

24 Mar: @GreenBermondsey speak to Jon best , southwark ecology officer or email me and I'll happily chat to them for you.

24 Mar: @GreenBermondsey @GrowWildUK @lb_southwark @hamishmccallum it helps if you can suggest a cost effective management solution with ur request

24 Mar: @GreenBermondsey they also planted acres of pollinator friendly prairie meadows in burgess park. They don't need convincing Just ask them

24 Mar: @GreenBermondsey @GrowWildUK @lb_southwark @hamishmccallum last 2 years kings steps, imperial war museum transformed in to fields of flowers

24 Mar: @GreenBermondsey @GrowWildUK @lb_southwark @hamishmccallum southwark are very good at this check out the bee friendly mixtures they hav used

24 Mar: This morning were talking to nursery children about bees at Beckford primary school, West Hampstead.

23 Mar: Busy week for lbka volunteers. Just finished giving a talk at the abbey centre in westminster. Tomorrow we're talking to school children

23 Mar: This is what bees🐝in parts of westminster have 2 forage on vinca, euonymus, box, spirea & spathythylum - pretty naff!

21 Mar: RT @HIPPOBAG: Fascinating learning about bees with @LondonBeeKeeper at Edible Garden Show! Upto 60,000 bees in a hive this size. http://t.c…

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