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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.

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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

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th April: BBKA Spring Convention
at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
The British Beekeeping Association Spring Convention is probably Europe's biggest national beekeeping event. With more than 30 lectures from international and leading UK speakers and well as over 40 workshops and courses during the 3 day event, there is something for everyone, expert, improver, beginner and non-beekeeper.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 10th May: Monthly meeting: Swarm collection
11:00-12:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Angela Woods and Jon Harris will lead this session on how to collect swarms. Swarming season is upon us and however careful we are, swarms do get away. It's important that we know how to deal with them. Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

18 Apr: @fazanki most landowners will expect you to hold a bee basic certificate if you want to place hives on their land.

18 Apr: @MikeJDByrne yes it's a tawny mining bee

18 Apr: RT @Wright1Carole: Shook swarm beekeeping session in Brixton with the fab @LondonBeeKeeper mentor Jon Harris today :-)…

17 Apr: RT @ParkHillFriends: This is taking urban bee love a little far @LondonBeeKeeper @croydonbeeman @UrbanBeeNetwork

14 Apr: RT @EnviroLambeth: Really interesting talk on Sat from @londonbeekeeper. Thanks to everyone who came, I hope you're feeling inspired to pla…

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