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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.

Discuss through Facebook & Twitter.

All welcome to many of our events.

Find out how to plant for pollinators.

Read our recent newsletters.

Upcoming events

Sun
11
Dec
This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 11th December: Monthly meeting: Christmas quiz and social
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
Seasonal fun and games, with hot drinks, beer, wine, cake, mince pies and chat. Meetings are for members only, but youre welcome to come as a guest to find out more about our association.

Sun
08
Jan
This event is organised by LBKA.Sunday 8th January: Monthly meeting: Treating honey
11:00-13:00 at Fairley House Junior School, 220 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7JY
How to treat honey, with a demonstration of a warming cabinet and a description of the main elements of the Honey Regulations 2015. Followed by the usual hot drinks, cake and chat. Meetings are for members only, but youre 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, Emma Nye, and (occasionally) Angela Woods.

07 Dec: Hats off to the good folk @Buzz_dont_tweet ::: have you planted for our pollinators. They so badly need pollen earl… https://t.co/EwQ7loTcOO

07 Dec: @dickbowyer ah, but bees more likely to die of damp than cold so ventilation is key. Insulation may not be the answer.

07 Dec: @Riverford pleasure. .. Feel free to follow us for quirky bee related posts 🐝💙🐝

07 Dec: This all makes sense to us. Guy Watson from @Riverford talks about his way of farming. Good 4 #bees good 4 us 🐝🌽🐝 https://t.co/OdX4xiyOrH

07 Dec: @apiculturalLdn few people realise just how much nectar each colony needs to collect just to survive.

07 Dec: RT @apiculturalLdn: Each year Londons estimated 6500 honeybee colonies collect almost enough nectar to fill an Olympic swimming pool. Are t…

06 Dec: We'll be posting our 2017 course dates before Christmas and we sell out fast. https://t.co/GrzcfeDtO3

06 Dec: Look at this little gang of long tailed tits keeping cosy together ... Feed wildlife folks now it's got v cold https://t.co/7UmCgUT9bu

06 Dec: Bees r tucked up in the cold. A cluster protects the Queen at its heart at 25 degrees. The heat given off has melte… https://t.co/yHjaNLYBxT

03 Dec: Beekeepers c the hard work of their bees so it's only natural we support @SmallBizSatUK today. S H O P S M A L L t… https://t.co/sdQ09h1XYx

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