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.


LBKA is a volunteer-run members' association and registered charity that represents beekeepers and beekeeping in the London area. We currently have 226 members. We provide information and promote the needs of bees and other pollinating insects through members' events, media appearances, public outreach and collaborations with councils, organisations and academics. We provide advice on planting for bees and forage-creation programmes. To find out what we're about, come to one of our monthly meetings, for topical beekeeping advice and to chat to other members over coffee and cake.

Please consider joining LBKA (from £15) even if you do not keep bees. We are all volunteers and having a strong membership helps us meet our charitable objectives. Joining us helps us represent more of London's beekeepers and helps us carry out our various outreach, education and forage-creation programmes.

In addition, members can attend special members-only lectures and events, receive our monthly newsletter, can purchase bees from us, hire equipment, get advice and support and get discounts from some suppliers. Particularly if you keep bees, you should also opt for the additional benefits of British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) membership of BBKA News and insurance for those who keep bees.

Annual membership runs until 30th September. If you join now, your membership will run until 30th September 2018.

LBKA membership is £15, for which you will receive our monthly newsletters by email and will be entitled to come to our meetings and lectures.

If you have bees, you should become a full member which includes BBKA (British Beekeeping Association) membership. We will organise your membership and insurance. Most beekeepers will take full BBKA membership at £36 (£21, plus the £15 LBKA membership) which includes the monthly BBKA News newsletter, public liability insurance, product liability insurance and bee disease insurance for up to and including 3 hives. You can take out cover for additional hives.

Please join online. The online form will give you the choice to pay by credit card (via PayPal) or to send us a cheque in the post.

©2018 London Beekeepers' Association
Registered Charity Number 1165736