Membership of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) brings many rewards

We recommend, particularly if you are a new beekeeper or want to start beekeeping, that you join your local BBKA affiliated beekeeping association who can provide training and support but you are also part of the national organisation.  Partner, Junior and School memberships are also available.

Education 

  • Support and mentoring
  • Practical teaching at the training apiary
  • Training and education meetings
  • Online forum for beekeeping support
  • Beekeeping examinations, from beginner to the highest level 

Insurance & Magazine

  • £10m third party public & product liability insurance 
  • Monthly full cover membership magazine, BBKA News, posted to you
  • On-line BBKA News magazine archive which is fully searchable

Other benefits 

  • Annual Spring Convention and Exhibition with a full range of lectures and seminars
  • Webshop with educational books and resources
  • Appear on the online swarm collectors map
  • Discounts from suppliers to help set up as a beekeeper
  • 5% discount for all members from National Bee Supplies

You can join via your Local Associations

  


Independent membership of British Beekeepers Association

For those beekeepers who prefer to join the BBKA as a direct member or who live abroad we offer an individual membership:

Insurance & Magazine

  • £10m third party public & product liability insurance (only for UK & Channel Island residents)
  • Bee Disease Insurance (England & Wales only)
  • Monthly full cover membership magazine, BBKA News, posted to you
  • On-line BBKA News magazine archive which is fully searchable

Education

  • Beekeeping examinations held to the highest level
  • Annual Spring Convention and Exhibition with a full range of lectures and seminars
  • Webshop with educational books and resources

Benefits

Please note we do not offer independent Partner or Junior memberships; these are only available via local associations.   

If you are already a BBKA Independent Member and wish to renew your Membership, please e-mail [email protected] 

 To join as an individual member please fill in the details below.

 Apply for BBKA membership