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.
Find out more about what we do and if you can't find what you're looking for, check out our index of pages.
The height of the swarming season is April to June. If you think you have a swarm, see our swarm page for more information.
In the news
We regularly appear in the news, providing information and contributing to debate about the issues affecting bees. Please contact us to find out if we can help.
We have active discussion and advice in our Facebook Group.
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.
Join us for member benefits and to support us.
Book a place on one of our 2014 courses
Buy our pollinator-friendly seed mix
Recommended article: Declining bee numbers
Read the NBU's Annual SE report.
Sunday 12th January: Monthly meeting: Bee disease and brood disorders,
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School
, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JYIdentification, 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.
Tuesday, 21st January: The Short Hair Bumblebee Project
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. Dr Nikki Gammans will talk about "The Short Hair Bumblebee Project"
Tweets by Mark Patterson (Forage Officer) and Angela Woods (Secretary).
15 Dec: @asp1057 Ah, but they say that without wasps we wldnt hv beer, wine and bread.
15 Dec: @asp1057 With its demonic crooked smile????
15 Dec: Check madibles of hibernating & slow moving bald faced hornet (David Moskowitz) http://t.co/7ZHB0k26Wi
15 Dec: Bayer: Accused of killing bees but seeking answer to varroa problem? http://t.co/zHgBdyMtYd http://t.co/u0Vg10Pl7d
15 Dec: 'The British Beehive' by Cruickshank.
Labour in Victorian England w/ each profession assignedplace social order http://t.co/2F7lojPkan
14 Dec: Why bother tweeting on a night with strictly, x factor and jonathan ross show w/david beckham. Tumbleweed.
14 Dec: @clarebalding U a fan of bees? See our last tweet.
14 Dec: Bee lady unveils yellow/black phone box. Love this. http://t.co/n3aVdrqcXL http://t.co/r2q6z1QX6K
13 Dec: There is absolutely no information in here about how to kill a mocking bird. http://t.co/8D4VCSMbkQ http://t.co/uiYoZRXgpf
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