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Beekeeping

LSE Bees has two beehives on campus. Besides looking after our beehives, we sell LSE honey, spread awareness about bees, fundraise for charity, host social events and much more - join us!!

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About us

LSESU Beekeeping society is all about raising awareness of the necessity of bees for the environment, learning about the wonders of beekeeping and having fun at the same time! Our five urban hives on the roof of Connaught House on campus are a very unique and important opportunity to get involved with while at LSE.

We work with a professional beekeeper to maintain and develop our hives, who we coordinate our frequent hive visits alongside. We also sell LSE honey, spread awareness about bees, host social events like honey tasting, beeswax soap making and various pub quizzes, fundraise for bee-related charities, go on trips to urban gardens and hives, organise social and educational events with other societies and have volunteering roles available! Our society has a lot to offer, and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Membership

By purchasing a membership, you will be able to join us for visits to our campus’ beehives, which we organize in collaboration with our onsite beekeeper. You’ll get involved with the bees, learning how to harvest and bottle honey, which we sell on campus yearly.

We’ll be taking members on trips to parks around London, including Kew Gardens, and tours around honey-based food and drink factories, like the Hiver Beer factory.

We will also put on various social events, both within our society and alongside others, to meet other people invested in the environment and the fun of beekeeping!

Members will be directly involved with bee-conservation charities, where we will have volunteering roles available and raise money to help maintain UK and global bee populations.

While a Beekeeping society membership will mean various fun and social events, you will have the chance to do your bit for the environment at the same time!

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year we host many events including: - Regular visits to our hives on campus, - A trip to Kew Gardens, - Beeswax soap / candle making sessions, - Honey tasting events, - Frequent social events like pub quizzes, honey cocktail tasting, nights out and more - Opportunity to fundraise for bee-related charities, - Educative events where we invite experts in sustainability and environmental protection from around the world to speak at LSE, - Joining London's climate strikes and marches.

Contact Us

The committee can’t wait to welcome new members and would love to see you next year – don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions!

We will host some Zoom hang out sessions at the end of September / start of October for a chance to meet us, each other and ask any questions about the society.

If you're interested in joining the Zooms, or want to ask us any questions, don't hesitate to email us at beekeeping@lsesu.org or DM us on Facebook or Instagram – we look forward to hearing from you!