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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) 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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Book a place on one of our 2015 courses

How to recognise a swarm and what to do.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 23rd August (date changed): Monthly meeting: Summer Social
11:00-16:00 at Walworth Garden Farm, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN
Monthly meeting and Summer Social at Walworth Garden Farm. Some apiguard will be on sale to members but since it will be a bit late in the season, we strongly recommend members to source their apiguard from elsewhere this year. Members only (and their guests).

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

02 Aug: Conservative party pledged their greenest manifesto ever but then have did U turn on neonics ban and now this

02 Aug: @Bees_Facts recent reports show that despite CCD little lasting impact on stocks or economy. Surviving colonies reproduce to make up numbers

02 Aug: @Bees_Facts according to USDA numbers of managed colonies in U.S. up almost 30% at 20 year high

02 Aug: @Bees_Facts figures from USDA show more colonies in U.S. today than pre- neonic era. Where's your source of statistics?

31 Jul: @emmybee789 small areas of country apparently experienced high crop losses due to cabbage stem flea beetle. Usage to be restricted to such

31 Jul: @emmybee789 cause for concern yes, panic? No

31 Jul: Our new branded seeds have arrived. These will be sold at summer festivals or given FREE to schools to plant for 🐝

31 Jul: @emmybee789 they have given emergency usage of neonics to 5% of the UK crop. Usage will not be widespread.

31 Jul: @jelliedeelmag we can pop it in our newsletter going out next week

31 Jul: @jelliedeelmag has to be one of our members after all they consistently win best London honey at the national honey show

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