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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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Buy our pollinator-friendly seed mix

How to recognise a swarm and what to do.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

Read our recent newsletters.


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.

Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 14th September: Preparing colonies for winter
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Tips for successful overwintering of colonies. Followed by chat with coffee and cake. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th September: BIBBA 50th Anniversary Conference 2014
All day at The Pavilion, Llangollen, North Wales.

BIBBA are pleased to announce their 50th Anniversary Conference, in collaboration with SICAMM (Societas Internationalis pro Conservatione Apis Melliferae Melliferae) their European partners. It will be hosted by South Clwyd BKA.

The focus is on bee improvement, bee breeding, queen rearing and the management of native and near native honey bees.

Delegates will learn about improving their own stocks of honey bees, whilst enjoying an excellent and varied social programme.

For those wishing to extend their visit, the Llangollen area benefits from stunning scenery, a variety of activities and culture to suit all tastes.

See the programme here.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

28 Aug: RT @friendofhoneyb: Wasps take hold in a spare bedroom with this whopper of a nest!

26 Aug: RT @CoLSueIreland: #LondonInBloom judging today for the #CityofLondon. Our City Gardens team have done a great job again this year. http://…

26 Aug: Retailers/restaurateurs! LBKA able 2 fulfil bulk orders of delicious London honey Proceeds go back into LBKA. Pls DM.

26 Aug: Thorne Sale Days next month ... bargains to be had fellow b'keepers.

24 Aug: Isaac Cordal sculpture in Berlin depicts politicians discussing global warming

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