Becoming a member of The British Beekeepers' Association has many benefits attached to the scheme and in many cases fulfils business CSR obligations.

Some of the benefits include free advertising in our BBKA News publication which reaches 27 000 individual members each month. A 'taster day' in beekeeping for staff and also some expert knowledge in the importance of bees to our economy and of course our environment. 

We prefer to work with our Corporate Members on an individual basis to design a membership package that meets the needs of your business. So, please contact us for a consultation. 

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Our current members include:


Hatch Mansfield

Jean-Luc Colombo is a family wine business based in the Northern Rhône in France. Their green philosophy embraces the role that honey bee plays in the biodiversity of their vineyard and are proud to support BBKA in the UK.
Jean-Luc Colombo is a relatively young company by French wine standards. With family origins in Marseille, Jean-Luc moved in 1982, with his wife Anne, to Cornas in the heart of the Rhône Valley. Here they set up an oenology lab and Jean-Luc worked as a winemaking consultant in the region. Four years later, they bought their first vineyard  and celebrated their first vintage in 1987. Today, as well as owning vineyards in Cornas, Saint-Péray and the surrounding area, they are pioneering vineyard development in the stunning ‘Blue Coast’ area. The winemaking philosophy is all about respecting the fruit, creating a style which exalts elegance and complexity, with good fruit and freshness, and balanced minerality, alcohol and tannins.
At their hilltop Cornas homestead, Jean-Luc and Anne have created a little paradise with abundant cherry and fig trees, and beautiful flower gardens that offer a stunning view of the Rhône Valley. Living in this idyllic setting in the middle of their vineyards, the family preserve their environment by acting in harmony with nature’s abundance. In addition to their little farm, complete with horses used for the work in vineyards, the Colombo family has 4 beehives producing their own honey. Their first vineyard ‘Les Ruchets’ (The Beehives) was named in honour of the bee colonies found on the property. Their Côtes du Rhône range Les Abeilles (The Bees) is named for these mysterious creatures that inhabit the vineyards where this wine is produced.
Honeybees pollinate more than 90% of flowering crops and so play a vital role in our food supply. In many places around the world, however, bee colonies are in severe jeopardy due to the ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’. To help fight this bee crisis, the Colombos have created the Jean-Luc Colombo ‘Bee Helpful’ program in the US, the UK and in France, with donations going to several organizations dedicated to research and development of methods to bring back the honeybee colonies.
For more information please contact Hatch Mansfield, an exclusive UK agent for Jean-Luc Colombo wines, at [email protected] or visit or

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