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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.

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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.Wednesday 9th November: Annual General Meeting
18:30 for 19:00 start at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, SE11 6DN
Our Annual General Meeting which will include elections for new trustees and a new committee, votes on motions and discussions about what LBKA should be doing in the coming year. All welcome, but only fully-paid up members are have voting rights. Followed by tea/coffee/biscuits.

This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 13th November: Monthly meeting: Oxalic Acid treatment
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
How to treat bees with oxalic acid as anti-varroa treatment and other related topics. We will also have oxalic acid to sell. 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 (Forage Officer), Emma Nye (Secretary) and (occasionally) Angela Woods.

28 Oct: @CroydonSaffron @BadgerJellyfish @greencroydon @ParkHillFriends @cathg310864 @emmahopefitch @yourcroydon @The_RHS What a great photo

28 Oct: Autumn and nature does Man Ray surrealism all by itself.

27 Oct: @k_cleworth if it constitutes fly tipping perhaps

27 Oct: @k_cleworth whilst not criminal it's very poor beekeeping practice and could spread disease. Old combs should be disposed of by being burnt

27 Oct: @k_cleworth that's very bad practice you could pass this on to the national bee unit

27 Oct: @k_cleworth depends what the circumstances are? R u the keeper? Any sign of disease? Need more detail But tape up entrance/do not move them.

27 Oct: Robin smartens up

26 Oct: @LemonstoneArt the association doesn't but it wouldn't surprise us if some one did

26 Oct: Witness the birth of a Queen bee. Listen carefully & hear her high pitched piping as she heralds her own arrival

25 Oct: Clear off and get your own seeds!

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