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.
The government has now launched the public consultation on the proposed National Pollinator Strategy, which the BBKA have been heavily involved in the development of. Please consider taking part.
We've just announced our Spring Lecture on 26th March. David Rudland (FERA Bee Inspector and instructor) will talk about bringing colonies out of winter and into the Spring.
Tuesday, 18th March: Experiences of a seasonal bee inspector
19:30 at Kent House Road Leisure Gardens (opposite Woodbastwick Road) 91a Kent House Road, Sydenham, Kent SE26 5LJ
.We have been kindly invited by Bromley and Orpington BKA to this talk. David Rudland will talk about his experiences as a local beekeeper with 150 hives and being a seasonal bee inspector.
Wednesday, 26th March: Spring lecture: Bringing colonies into Spring
18:30 for 19:00-21:00 at Roots & Shoots
, Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 6DN.
David Rudland (FERA Bee Inspector and instructor) will give us a talk and practical demonstration of the importance of bringing colonies out of winter and into the Spring. This will include valuable tips on how to recognise and encourage the productive build up of your colonies. David is a particularly engaging speaker and we are very pleased to be hosting him.
We have limited space, so please e-mail us if you'd like to come. This is a members-only event, but we are also inviting members of neighbouring associations. Refreshments will be provided.
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th March: Edible Garden Show
at Alexandra Palace
The Edible Garden Show was launched in response to the grow-your-own revolution sweeping the country as many more people are choosing healthier and greener options to be incorporated into their lives.
Thursday 10th April: Bee talk and habitat workshop
18:30-20:00 at Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, London SW6 6EAJoin Mark Patterson (Groundwork London and LBKA) and Netty Ribuex (Groundwork Conservation Officer) for this hands-on evening. Discover how bees sense the world around them, learn about the wide variety of UK bees and find out what you can do to support bees. Includes a practical habitat workshop, making homes for solitary bees, plus a freebie bee pack to encourage bees to your garden.
Tweets by Mark Patterson (Forage Officer) and Angela Woods (Secretary).
10 Mar: RT @DomLeary1: @GroundworkLON @LondonBeeKeeper @HydeHousing @vangoghwalk beautiful day, wildflower meadow planting at Alverstone Hse http:/…
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09 Mar: We hv a cracking FB page if that is your thing. Beekeepers galore sharing all things 'bee' & lots more. All welcome. http://t.co/nMWAVuWzQU
09 Mar: @Concraigsmith I know. Goodness knows how they harvest the honey.
09 Mar: RT @anna_macpherson: My friends have had their working cockers stolen in Romsey. I'd appreciate an RT, they're heartbroken #stolendogs http…
09 Mar: Remember we will RT any pollinator related stuff so do copy us in.
09 Mar: @WildlifeStuff Exactly. if u r a FB fan check our page. We did a huge planting today for polinators in central london
09 Mar: @orchid_b @Bumble_Watching
Exactly, I saw a whopper today. Too flighty for identification.
09 Mar: @WildlifeStuff Heartening stuff.
09 Mar: Extreme beekeeping in China. http://t.co/EPvSuEdoho
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