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

Partner                        £12.50

Country                       £9.50

Junior                          £9.50

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

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.

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