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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.

Book a place on one of our 2016 courses

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All welcome to many of our events.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

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Upcoming events

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 12th June: Monthly meeting: Bee health day
10:00-16:00 at The Ecology Centre, Holland Park, Kensington, W8 6LU.
Howard will run this day about brood diseases including how to inspect bees for signs of disease using bees from our Holland Park apiary. Bring your own lunch, but tea and biscuits are provided. Members only and limited to 40 places on a first-come-first-served basis. Email to book your place.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

28 May: @MarcusGrenfeld That is the way to do it!

28 May: @Moonchild67 Its the bumbles that need help FAR more than honeybees.

28 May: @Rosiecat2 Take picture sof those bumbles.

28 May: @dontinfl82celeb Quite something isn't it!

28 May: @Rosiecat2 Well done for caring about our pollinators but honey can have pathogens in it so syrup is better. Keep up the good work.

28 May: @miss_scottie @jaibee007 Well done! Very rewarding and almost miraculous.

28 May: Drowsy bees out of gas will revive with sugar syrup. Their metabollic rate so high only ever 45 mins from starvation

28 May: Oooooerrr Missus! An unusually large Queen Cell.

27 May: @Go_Jac wasps perform vital ecosystems services controlling insect pests. Social wasps also spread yeasts without which no Wine!

27 May: @Go_Jac without wasps we wouldn't have beer, wine or bread. Think on.

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