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The London Beekeepers' Association

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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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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 11th January: Monthly meeting: Bee disease and brood disorders
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Identification, advice and discussion about bee disease and brood disorders, based on BBKA slides, plus other topics. 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 21st January: Winter lecture: Bee photography
19:00 at Roots & Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 6DN.
Winter lecture by Simon Croson on bee photography. More details to follow.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

21 Dec: RT @WansteadWomble: Queen buff tail in December ? #WansteadFlats @LondonBeeKeeper @insectweek @MMNNBugsBotany @TwOWildlifepics

21 Dec: @WansteadWomble @insectweek @MMNNBugsBotany @TwOWildlifepics yep. The only bumble to remain active thru winter

20 Dec: Note to self: Do not tweet anything important when Strictly Final is on

20 Dec: RT @thegoldenco: Energy out, energy in. Easy when you believe in the @LondonBeeKeeper honey you're selling @boroughmarket #marketlife http:…

20 Dec: LBKA announces 2015 Apr & May course dates. 1st rate tuition frm our dedicated & fun b'keepers

20 Dec: @wildlife_posts There are no proven instances of CCD in UK. Varroa biggest threat. Biggest help. Plants for bees & preserve habitats

20 Dec: @thegoldenco @boroughmarket looks like official LBKA teaching apiary honey to me. Tastes great & helps @thegoldenco. No brainer

20 Dec: RT @thegoldenco: The sweet tooth in your life wants some @LondonBeeKeeper honey. Get it today @boroughmarket #gift #PureMagic…

19 Dec: @NWF @Lorel_EE @nyfalls barn owls sound like some one being strangled to death !

19 Dec: @LondonBeeKeeper research indicates mid December is best time to treat when 90% of colonies are naturally free of brood

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