Become a Member

Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in beekeeping.

Full membership of the Association is intended for those keeping bees and has various benefits including insurance.  There are also categories for Partner, Junior and Associate membership all of which are described more fully below.

Should you decide to become a member choose one of the types of membership listed.

If you are interested in joining and have any questions about membership of the Association please email the Membership Secretary

Types of membership
  • Full Membership   £33.50 per year
    Typically for a person who has or wants to keep bees, includes hive/s insurance. Also receives monthly copies of Warwickshire Beekeeper (digital edition) and the print magazine BBKA News. Has voting rights.
  • Partner Membership   £21.50 per year
    This category is for persons residing at the same address as a Full Member who has or wants to keep bees.  As such, they do not receive the publications listed above. Has voting rights.
  • Junior Membership    £16.50 per year
    A person under the age of 18 years and keeping bees. No voting rights.
  • Associate/Family Membership is £6
    A person who doesn’t keep bees but nevertheless supports the Association. No voting rights.
Gift aid

If you are a UK taxpayer Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25%, because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you. 

When completing your online application please say yes in the appropriate box for Gift Aid or if you do not use the internet complete a Gift Aid Form.

It is important to note:

Subscriptions shall become due and payable by 1st December each year.

Members shall be excluded from Membership if they have not paid their subscriptions either by 28th or 29th February and may incur an administration fee to re-join.  Such persons shall be notified by the Secretary of the intention to exclude them not later than fourteen days prior to the proposed date of exclusion.

New Members joining after the 30th September in any year, their subscription shall be effective until 1st December of the following membership year.

Our Library

We maintain a comprehensive library that members can borrow from and various larger pieces of equipment that can be borrowed for a set time for a small fee.

We like to ensure that all beginners to the craft of beekeeping get off to a good start and advice is always readily available.  Some of our members have kept bees for many years and are only too pleased to pass on the benefit of their experiences, both good and bad!  You will be most welcome to attend any of the meetings mentioned above.

Librarian Contact Form

BDBKA Library Books

Looking for information on  Swarms?  Find detailed information on how to identify honey bees and find a local swarm collector using your postcode at  the  British Beekeepers Association.