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The London Beekeepers' Association

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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.Sunday 16th October: Monthly meeting: Bees on the move
11:00-13:00 at Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY
Everything you need to know about relocating colonies, plus and other related topics. 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. Note the new date and new venue - this is so we can go the the London Honey Show afterwards!

Sunday 16th October: London Honey Show
11:30-16:00 at Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY
The London Honey Show is at the Lancaster Hotel who have kindly allowed us to have our meeting there, after which we can head to the show. The entry fee is £2. We will have a stall at which members will sell honey. At this relatively new annual event, you'll be able to enter their competitive classes: Best Home Honey (honey from hives kept in your garden, allotment or own residential space), Best Rooftop Honey, Best honey from Hives kept at a Business or Educational site, Best Packaging and Battle of the Regions (North vs South). The closing date for entries is 7th October and you can deliver your entries from then until the day of the show.

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Recent tweets from @LondonBeeKeeper

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

28 Sep: URGENT: UK BEEKEEPERS. Asian Hornet updates & please register w/ NBU if not already to help contain this pest…

28 Sep: @Amandaj234

28 Sep: @SaveOurSparrows @BumblebeeTrust @BeeHouzz @Buzz_dont_tweet @CanalRiverTrust looks like a wasp to me. They r pollinators too!

27 Sep: RT @apiculturalLdn: @LondonBeeKeeper this time last year this ivy covered wall in Mile End was covered in pollinators... This year not a fl…

26 Sep: @apiculturalLdn @britishbee are asking all members to register or update their apiary records on bee base to help combat this serious threat

26 Sep: @apiculturalLdn an estimated 75% of keepers are registered. Those not risk Asian hornet going undetected. Sign up to bee base!!!

26 Sep: RT @apiculturalLdn: NBU are asking Beekeepers 2 remain vigilant against the Asian hornet & asking ALL Beekeepers 2 register their hives htt…

26 Sep: Wasp nest the size of a barrel found in Corby. They even built a 1.4m long entranceway for themselves.

26 Sep: We're looking forward to introducing some lucky @38_degrees members to the secret world of the honeybee tonight! 🐝

26 Sep: Ivy bees very prolific just now. They live in sandy banks.

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