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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.


Book a place on one of our 2016 courses

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.

Upcoming events

Fri
01
Jul
Friday, 1st July: Determining the most attractive plants for bees and other flower visitors
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sat
02
Jul
Saturday, 2nd July: Determining the most attractive plants for bees and other flower visitors
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Fri
08
Jul
Friday, 8th July: Breeding and using hygienic bees
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sat
09
Jul
Saturday, 9th July: Breeding and using hygienic bees
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sun
10
Jul
This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 10th July: Monthly meeting: Dealing with a vicious stock of bees
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Sometimes bees turn nasty, making beekeeping less pleasant. Particularly in urban areas, this can also affect the people that surround us. We'll discuss the issues at this meeting and the various options that are open to us. This and and other related topics will be followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but youre welcome to come as a guest to find out more about our association.

Sat
16
Jul
This event is organised by LBKA.Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July: Lambeth Country Show
12:00-20:00 at Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA.
Come to our annual stall at this long-running annual event! There'll be all sorts of things going on. We'll be educating the public, showing bees, wax-rolling and selling products of the hive.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

25 Jun: LBKA once again puts its money where it's mouth is and plants #forage for bees https://t.co/MQjw0v6h6E

25 Jun: Super strong perfume from lime blossom on a balmy early evening in Regent's Park. Great 4 #bees & flavours honey https://t.co/7aoixSUbPB

25 Jun: @tag1403 @AdamPembrey I would think it very difficult, the bees stinger would need to be drawn out

25 Jun: @Tesco_London @NealsYard_ @mudchute @mudchutebees LBKA volunteers planting for bees today at isle of dogs #forage https://t.co/nrMGMyHHhj

24 Jun: @paulspugs @britishbee @CharliMcFarli74 like he did with his less than helpful capital bee initiative?

24 Jun: @CharliMcFarli74 @britishbee unlikely to get this funding from elsewhere if we leave EU.

24 Jun: @CharliMcFarli74 @britishbee NBU receives £500,000 each year from EU APICULTURAL program

24 Jun: Britain votes leave = half million£ a year less funding for our National Bee Unit which helps Beekeepers keep their bees disease free 😞

23 Jun: @EntsocAmerica @Haggewoods totally agree. ALL pollinators count. Bats, beetles, moths, bumbles, wasps and all #bees. 🐝

23 Jun: Lovely to see these #wildflowers up close https://t.co/Eu0YZbCv8I

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