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Become a W&DBKA member

Please select one of buttons below for the type of membership you require:

Full Membership

Friend/Associate Member

Junior Member

Postal Membership Form

Joining our association can benefit anyone in the district who is interested in learning about honeybees and beekeeping, regardless of whether or not they have a colony of bees.

Types of Membership

  • Full Member: This is an active beekeeper or someone about to keep bees wishing to take part in Association activities. Family members in the household are automatically entitled to join the member in association activities.
  • Friend/Associate Member: For those who wish to belong to the Association, but do not require Bee Disease Insurance or BBKA Public and Product liability insurance. This is people without bees and members of other district associations who wish to take part in the Association’s activities.
  • Junior Member: Young persons up to the age of 18 years, receiving the same benefits as full members.

Membership Benefits

  • Networking opportunities throughout the year:
    • bi-monthly informal spring/summer meetings, end of April to end of September
    • monthly winter/spring meetings October to beginning of April, which include educational events and guest speakers, and
    • weekly apiary inspections, April through to September.
  • Access to the association’s resources
  • Discounted prices for honey jars and syrup feed (when we make annual bulk purchases)

Check our events calendar for meeting and Open apiary session dates.

Additional Full Member Benefits

  • Membership of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), our national association
  • Full colour, monthly BBKA newsletter
  • Access to BBKA resources
  • Access to the BBKA Examination Scheme
  • Public & Products liability Insurance up to £5 million
  • Brood Disease Insurance from BDI (an extra fee is due if more than three colonies).

Full Membership Costs

  • 1 to 3 Hives – £35.00 (the standard fee)
  • 4 to 5 Hives – £37.00
  • 6 to 10 Hives – £40.25

Other Membership Costs

Junior Member: £20.00

Friend/Associate Member: £14.00

Please download the Postal Membership Form for full details on costs, types of membership and other aspects of W&DBKA membership.

Are we the right association for where you live? Find out by downloading a pdf outlining our catchment area.

If you want more information about becoming a member or about the Association, please: