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.
Find out more about what we do and if you can't find what you're looking for, check out our index of pages.
The height of the swarming season is April to June. If you think you have a swarm, see our swarm page for more information.
In the news
We regularly appear in the news, providing information and contributing to debate about the issues affecting bees. Please contact us to find out if we can help.
We have active discussion and advice in our Facebook Group.
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.
May 2013: Our newsletters are now online and freely accessible.
May 2013: Over sixty people attended our weekend beekeeping courses this year, but we still have space on our "taster" courses.
Feb 2013: Our pollinator-friendly seed mix helps adds vibrant colour to your garden and provides pollen and nectar for pollinating insects.
Sunday 9th June: Monthly meeting: Apiary hygiene
11:00-16:00 at Fairley House Junior School
, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
The importance of keeping equipment clean and tips for preventing cross-colony contamination followed by chat with coffee and cake (we've moved the main Social to August). Non-members are welcome to come and find out more about LBKA.
Tweets by Mark Patterson (Forage Officer) and Angela Woods (Secretary).
19 May: RT @Emily_Heath: New #beekeeping blog post - our bees have been busy: http://t.co/8wkDljBjkC #bees
19 May: RT @Ryanclarkphotos: Record shot of Osmia Bicolor - a bee that makes nests in snail shells which it covers with grass stems http://t.co/nVFlIiSbWl
19 May: Honey hunters in Nepal collect honey frm 200 ft high ladders. Amazing photo story http://t.co/K0jgfPmfNJ http://t.co/FV1W2g52vW
19 May: @RiverofFlowers @TheLondonTube @PAN_UK @projectmaya @BeesintheCity @seed_ball Have you got a web link?
19 May: @DanDangovier @iggyquiggy2 I didn't take it. if you like macro try this. Martin Oggeleri http://t.co/UxCTLG7ckW http://t.co/lephTjxgWq
19 May: Calling all beekeepers. We hv a v useful & fun resource for keepers of all levels on F'book. Look under London Beekeepers Assoc and join us
19 May: Asian Hornet not in UK . yet. Can fly across Channel & kill a bee colony in 1 day. Potential menace and spooky nests! http://t.co/qjImTMdnkO
19 May: RT @NatGeo: True or false: The greater wax moth can hear at a higher frequency than any other animal on Earth. http://t.co/012BA9basl True!
19 May: A bee egg. If workers want to create a Queen out of this they will add Royal Jelly & 14 days later she'll emerge. http://t.co/XfBNVxV4ia
19 May: What is good for butterflies is good for bees. Save our Butterflies Week . List of UK events http://t.co/rRNSVUWiPe
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