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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) 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 12th February: Monthly meeting: Pollen identification
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
A hands-on practical session with microscopes and camera on how to identify pollen. Bring some pollen! 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.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

18 Jan: @WatkinsonGary Probably not.

17 Jan: @3seawarrior47 @GNTools_ Why re-invent the wheel? There are already excellent suppliers of these things out there.

17 Jan: @3seawarrior47 @GNTools_ Nothing fancy needed

17 Jan: @3seawarrior47 @GNTools_ Just plain stainless steel like these which can be kept in a bucket of sodium bicarbonate…

16 Jan: Honeybee colonies naturally swarm every year. This is a gigantic swarm or already settled wild colony that is quit…

16 Jan: @SaveOurSparrows @BumblebeeTrust @BeeHouzz Yes it's true

15 Jan: @beesandthecity We are sympathetic to bees we're a beekeeping organisation but we stand for well informed decision making.

14 Jan: Check the facts here:

14 Jan: Lots of organisations & people still spitting out 'honey bees are declining' myths as justification for sponsorship or hives in silly places

13 Jan: @bee_collective @britishbee @LittleBeesUK @nycbeekeeper @BeeCityUSA @BarnesandWebb @beekeeperblgpro…

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