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The London Beekeepers' Association

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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.

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Upcoming events

Monday 8th February: The effect of pesticides on bees
18:00 at Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens
The effect of pesticides on bees will be given by Dr Beth Nicholls of the University of Sussex (who gave one of our Winter Lectures last year). £2 entry. See the full lecture series programme.

This event is organised by LBKA.Thursday 11th February: Tour of Gosnell's Meadery
at Gosnell's
Booking essential - contact Members only.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 14th February: Monthly meeting: Preparation for beekeeping year
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
This month we’ll be talking about preparation for the spring beekeeping year, particularly about early spring management including shook and other related topics, followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but you’re welcome to come as guest to find out more about our association.

This event is organised by LBKA.Wednesday 2nd March: Talk by Norman Carreck from the International Bee Research Association
19:00 for 1930 at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, SE11 6DN
Norman Carreck will talk to us about the research undertaken by the International Bee Research Association (IBRA), particularly the COLOSS project looking at winter mortality among bees across Europe. Free to LBKA members, £2 for non-members.

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