LBKA: Home

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.


Book a place on one of our 2016 courses

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

Sat
02
Jul
Saturday, 2nd July: Determining the most attractive plants for bees and other flower visitors
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Fri
08
Jul
Friday, 8th July: Breeding and using hygienic bees
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sat
09
Jul
Saturday, 9th July: Breeding and using hygienic bees
13:00-17:00 at Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer.
This workshop is run by LASI in Sussex, please see their web page for more details and how to book.

Sun
10
Jul
This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 10th July: Monthly meeting: Dealing with a vicious stock of bees
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Occasionally bees turn nasty, making beekeeping less pleasant. If this happens, it can be particularly problematic in urban areas because it's more likely that there are others in close proximity. Thankfully, this is rare, but we'll discuss the issues at this meeting and the various options that are open to us. This and and other related topics will be followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but you’re welcome to come as a guest to find out more about our association.

Sat
16
Jul
This event is organised by LBKA.Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July: Lambeth Country Show
12:00-20:00 at Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA.
Come to our annual stall at this long-running annual event! There'll be all sorts of things going on. We'll be educating the public, showing bees, wax-rolling and selling products of the hive.

[full list]

Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

30 Jun: @yannah_rose @freethorpebees actually without wasps we wouldn't have bread, wine or beer!

28 Jun: @BotanicalBe pics please

28 Jun: @yannah_rose not sure that is an Asian hornet

28 Jun: @yannah_rose just had another look think it's actually wood wasp not saw fly. https://t.co/wVmT0fr9dW

28 Jun: @yannah_rose the ovipositor ( big spike sticking out of rear end) is an identifying feature- hornets don't have this

28 Jun: @yannah_rose not Asian hornet but alder sawfly Cimbex connatus. No need to report

27 Jun: Love this. https://t.co/ZOiTHD1BcQ

27 Jun: Nature is an amazing thing https://t.co/81bVtKwM0U

27 Jun: Wonderful picture of bumble gorging on a cornflower. https://t.co/zG9AmaurFC

27 Jun: Lawns need not be a green desert for pollinators, reduce mowing and feed the bees. This lawn is only 5" high https://t.co/XsRGjZk47y

[follow us on Twitter]




©2016 London Beekeepers' Association