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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) 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.

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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 16th October: Monthly meeting: Bees on the move
11:00-13:00 at Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY
Everything you need to know about relocating colonies, plus and other related topics. 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. Note the new date and new venue - this is so we can go the the London Honey Show afterwards!

Sunday 16th October: London Honey Show
11:30-16:00 at Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY
The London Honey Show is at the Lancaster Hotel who have kindly allowed us to have our meeting there, after which we can head to the show. The entry fee is £2. We will have a stall at which members will sell honey. At this relatively new annual event, you'll be able to enter their competitive classes: Best Home Honey (honey from hives kept in your garden, allotment or own residential space), Best Rooftop Honey, Best honey from Hives kept at a Business or Educational site, Best Packaging and Battle of the Regions (North vs South). The closing date for entries is 7th October and you can deliver your entries from then until the day of the show.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

30 Sep: We're running our second course for @38_degrees tonight, welcoming their members into the secret world of bees 🐝 #campaigns #bees

30 Sep: Last gasps of summer as October approaches. Looking wonderful. What is still blooming in your garden?

30 Sep: Friday Fun. Our pollinators busy making preparations for winter.

30 Sep: RT @apiculturalLdn: @FoTHCP lots of pollinators on the ivy today but no ivy mining bees seen yet 🙁 would make it 46th bee species for the…

30 Sep: RT @apiculturalLdn: @BWARS @NHM_London these melanistic European hornets from north london are being mistaken for Asian hornets & killed. P…

30 Sep: We share this mantra ::: do not cut back Ivy as it flowers now. Take time to look at myriad of insects u will see t…

29 Sep: @dolly_and_dj don't have to be organic, most responsible suppliers only use pesticides as part of IPM as last resort. Ask them b4 you buy

29 Sep: @dolly_and_dj we've used J Parker Dutch bulbs previously who assured us neonics not routinely used in their growing fields

29 Sep: Time for planting bulbs. Make room for aliums in your border as bees LOVE them. And those big blooms are just so ha…

29 Sep: @RobsAllotment We're on our way.

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