Firstly, thank you for visiting our website. At MUBKA we love bees, and we want to encourage people of any age who may be interested in keeping bees, or even joining us just for interest. Our Associate member grade costs only £5 per year (plus a single £10 joining fee) and gives you full access to our knowledge base and website.
As you will see from our Event Calendar, we have a wide range of activities to interest and support beekeepers throughout the year, and in particular during the beekeeping season. We start with a session explaining how to get yourself and your equipment ready for the bees’ rapid expansion in the spring and follow through with various events covering bee diseases, good practice and talks on general and specialist bee related subjects.
If you don’t currently have bees, we offer a Beginners’ Course which offers spectacular value. Starting in March every year, the £70 fee (plus membership fees) covers four 2 hour theory sessions and then Beginners only practicals every Thursday evening for the rest of the season, supervised by experienced beekeepers and which are held at our Training Apiary near Twyning.
After your first season, or if you are joining as an existing beekeeper, we have regular “Improvers” evenings to provide support and to encourage your development as a beekeeper. Social contact is important to us as well, and we usually end our sessions at the local pub.
I believe that we really have something for everyone who has even a passing interest in bees. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or would like to join our course.
Membership of the BBKA brings many rewards.
Information and advice on beekeeping
Education, support and mentoring in your local association
Online forum for beekeeping support
£10m third party public liability insurance
£10m product liability insurance
Monthly membership magazine - BBKA News
On-line BBKA News archive which is fully searchable
Beekeeping examinations to the highest level
Representation at national and international levels
Classes of membership
Registered – full membership with all above advantages, basic BDI obligatory
Partner - Full membership but without copies of BBKA News, basic BDI optional. Must live at the same address as a registered member.
Country - For those without bees, no insurance cover but will receive BBKA News
Junior - For under 18year olds. Third party insurance etc and BBKA NEWS – basic BDI optional.
2019 Membership Subscriptions
Registered £19.00 + £2.00 BDI
To these subscriptions should be added, where appropriate
Worcestershire (County Association) £2.00
Malvern and Upton (Branch) £5 + £10 Joining Fee
For those registered members with more than the 3 hives covered by basic BDI the following fees are payable for additional colonies insurance.
5 hives basic + £2.00
10 hives basic + £5.25
15 hives basic + £7.75
20 hives basic + £9.50
25 Hives basic + £11.10 After add 50p per hive up to a maximum of 40 hives.
BBKA insurance cover is immediately in place once subscription is paid to the local branch AND a receipt is issued.
All elements of the subscription elements including basic BDI, which forms part of the registered subscription (being obligatory) are allowable for gift aid. Additional colony insurance is NOT.