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The London Beekeepers' Association

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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.

Read our recent newsletters.

Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 11th December: Monthly meeting: Christmas quiz and social
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Seasonal fun and games, with hot drinks, beer, wine, cake, mince pies and chat. Meetings are for members only, but you’re 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.

03 Dec: Beekeepers c the hard work of their bees so it's only natural we support @SmallBizSatUK today. S H O P S M A L L t…

02 Dec: Honeycomb, chocolate and donations to bee welfare ::: what's not to like. Perfect stocking fillers πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸπŸŽ‰πŸŽ„β€¦

02 Dec: @TheCrowdVersus @BeeHouzz @shekeepsbees @bijensterfte @bijenbrigade @Bijenlint errr. No.

30 Nov: Lovely bee art @FoTHCP tower hamlets cemetery park

29 Nov: It is true that bees will eat aphid poo, known as honeydew, if nectar is in short supply.

29 Nov: @B_Strawbridge @berlinbuggirl we worry abt this too in London. X10 national average of hive density w/ central parts only 14% green. Yikes!

29 Nov: @jw4926 well done my friend πŸ‘

29 Nov: London #honey has a zesty, fresh tang w/ nectar from line blossom. #Bees need #trees and now us the time to plant t…

29 Nov: Brrrrrrr. Remember our garden birds need to keep warm. Time to put out food.

27 Nov: Mahonia: the winter flowering plant most visited by bees. The berries are also known as Oregon Grapes.

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