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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.

Discuss through Facebook & Twitter.

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 3rd August: Monthly meeting: Apiguard and Summer Social
11:00-16:00 at Walworth Garden Farm, Manor Place London, SE17 3BN

How to use Apiguard, followed by our Summer Social with barbecue. Open to members only and family members. Please RSVP with the number of people attending and any dietary requirements.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

27 Jul: RT @linklambeth: RT @LondonBeeKeeper forage officer running bee workshop on Tuesday 6-8pm @GardenBrockwell Park Greenhousesā€¦

27 Jul: Hats off @BeesRun on mission 2 complete 10 races dressed as a bee. Just giving page 4 Cancer Research on her profile

27 Jul: High summer of beekeeping celebrated in @Emily_Heath first rate bee blog w/ selfie of author

26 Jul: I think my bees love me as they randomly formed this heart shape on the front of my hive today.

26 Jul: RT @friendofhoneyb: Gold Medal 4 @britishbee BBKA @rhs Tatton Here's list of plants that are great for our bees httpā€¦

25 Jul: RT @friendofhoneyb: Extreme beekeeping in China.

25 Jul: LBKA pollinator mix looking good on Wednesday @Fulham_Palace was covered in bees! You can buy yours via our website

25 Jul: @LondonBeeKeeper @GardenBrockwell tragic shame lecture by the brilliant Roger Morris on Sunday is being cancelled due to lack of bookings šŸ˜ž

25 Jul: @Shannonsgc @BeeFriendlyUK yes bees do like the tickseeds

25 Jul: Our forage officer mark will be running a solitary bee workshop next Tuesday 6-8pm @GardenBrockwell park green houses

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