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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 11th October: Monthly meeting: Preparations for winter
11:00-12:00 at Oak 3, Forest Suite, Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY (note venue change!)
Making sure our colonies are ready for the long winter months... followed by the London Honey Show! Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

Sunday 11th October: London Honey Show
11:00-16:00 at Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY.
The Annual Honey Show is hosted by the Lancaster London hotel. It's £1 entry and more details are available on their website including details about how to enter your honey into the competition. Come and see our stall!

Thursday 29th October - Saturday 31st October: National Honey Show
at St George's College, Weybridge Rd, Addlestone KT15 2QS.
The 84th National Honey Show, promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, beekeeping lecture convention, workshops and beekeeping equipment trade show. See their website for more details.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 8th November: Monthly meeting: Oxalic Acid treatment
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Winter treatment to keep varroa at bay. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

06 Oct: @kittrellsbaybee the sage looks like Perovskia blue spire. Smells like sage hence the name; Russian sage. Very hardy & Bees love it

06 Oct: @Wright1Carole maybe dahlia, cosmos or helenium? My bees in Acton and Holland Park also bringing it in and lots of those flowers nearby

06 Oct: @NaturalBeeTrust there in burgess park along the Albany road. Planted by @lb_southwark. Several acres in size, really spectacular.

05 Oct: Mind boggling journeys U.S. commercial honey bees take each year to pollinate food crops

05 Oct: Wow .... this looks wonderful.

05 Oct: Sassy chanteuse @BetteMidler adds her voice to anti-Bayer lobbyists.

05 Oct: More inspirational bee friendly planting on social housing estates this time by east end homes, Mile End.

05 Oct: Great example of bee friendly planting scheme on a housing estate near Roman road East London.

02 Oct: @CKPInsurance our members have insurance under @britishbee insurance provider Towergate insurers.

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