Current advice for branches and associations on Schools Members

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For schools wanting to become a member (non-beekeeping school)

  • One school contact to be named under ‘Schools’ membership (same cost as a BBKA Registered member) – using school address and email address.
  • If possible a second contact to be added as a Partner member - using school address and email.

For schools wanting to become a ‘beekeeping school’ (ie keep bees onsite)

  • We strongly recommend that there are at least two  additional  beekeepers in case of sickness or absence (but can be more) but only one can be registered as a partner member with BBKA 
  • All of the above should have ideally completed introduction courses before keeping bees onsite
  • Strongly recommend that they have initial support of an association/branch mentor

To record this in eR2, the BBKA membership database

  • Main contact registered under ‘Schools’ category
  • ‘Partner’ member to be listed under same address (these people must be teachers, support staff, parents or governors associated with the school)
  • To denote that all members belong to the same school we recommend highlighting this manually in their membership record by marking for both the main school member and the partner member their school name in the first line of the address. In this way the BBKA can easily see which school member the partner is associated with.

Insurance to think about

  • Beekeeping activities on school site should be added to the school's existing public liability insurance
  • Apiary visits off-school site will need to be covered by  school's insurance

Insurance already in place

  • Any registered, partner or junior BBKA member wanting to do talks in-school with an observation hive are already covered by the £10m public and product liability insurance arranged by BBKA for members. Here is our associated schools visit risk assessment for visiting beekeepers