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) is a volunteer-run members' organisation and Registered Charity that 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.

Discuss through Facebook & Twitter.

All welcome to many of our events.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 9th April: Monthly meeting: Microscopy/nosema testing
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
A hands-on practical session with microscopes for testing your bees for nosema. Bring along about 30 of your bees which have been humanely killed in a freezer). Followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but youíre welcome to come as a guest to find out more about our association.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

23 Mar: @pete_von Pm me the address and I'll check if yours gave Ben mailed out

23 Mar: @pete_von We're all volunteers with limited time. They are being sent out in batches once orders put together. I've…

20 Mar: We still have seeds available FREE to schools & community groups. Email with address and how big an area you want 2 plant

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19 Mar: @Wright1Carole @LondonNPC @wild_talent @WildCapital @WildLondon @LondonLEEF @CantelowesGrdns @Ed_Ikin…

18 Mar: Gamely showing how docile our native European Hornet @SuffolkNature lets one rest on his hand.

18 Mar: @johnperks1 @autisticgardner Wonderful for pollinators so bravo to Birmingham.

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