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.


A taste of the world of the Honey Bee (£50)

This three hour course will give you an insight into the world of honey bees and beekeeping. It will include opening and inspecting a hive (weather permitting; we provide bee suits). It is not a full beekeeping course. It will be held at at Eden Community Garden, St Paul's, Rectory Grove, Clapham, SW4 0DX. Under 18s must come with a parent/guardian.

  • Book a place for Sunday 13th May, 10:00-13:00 (29 places left). £50
  • Book a place for Sunday 13th May, 14:00-17:00 (29 places left). £50

An Introduction to Beekeeping (£150)

This two-day weekend course is one of the most comprehensive beginners' courses available, covering husbandry skills, bee disease and pests, siting apiaries, keeping bees in cities, products of the hive, components of the hive, making frames and beekeeping equipment, thorough lectures and hand-on sessions including inspection of three nearby sets of hives (weather permitting).

This course is based on the British Beekeepers Association’s ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ syllabus, but with a focus on keeping bees in an urban environment. It is designed to equip attendees with the basic skills and knowledge that they will need to keep their own bees safely and productively.

Courses will be held in the hall next to St Paul's Church, Rectory Grove, Clapham, SW4 0DX, 10:00-16:00.

All attendees will get a book about beekeeping and free LBKA membership for the year (if you are already a member, we will give your free membership to you next year). In addition, those who want to eventually keep bees will be allocated to an experienced LBKA mentor for a whole bee season. This unique service will prepare you to start keeping your own bees. Please note that we cannot guarantee to find you a mentor near where you live, but we'll do our very best.

If you have any problems booking, please contact

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