Membership—Why Join Barnsley Beekeeping Association?

 

The association serves to support the local beekeeping community and provides a focus of interest for anyone interested in beekeeping. As a member of our community, you’ll have access to a diverse network of beekeepers with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

  • Information and advice on beekeeping.
  • Education, support and mentoring. Dedicated private members Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
  • Access to our beginners’ beekeeping course which covers the basics of good beekeeping.
  • Regular speakers throughout the year and cover interesting bee husbandry topics.
  • As a member you can get discounts from some suppliers which may help you to set up as a beekeeper.
  • Weekly summer apiary sessions (or Zoom Bee Chats during CoViD-19).

 


UK beekeeping members are covered by the BBKA third party £10m public liability and £10m product liability insurance – full details are on the BBKA website. As soon as you pay your subs you are entitled to this cover.

 

Full and junior members receive a monthly copy of BBKA News, have access to leaflets and guidelines and information from the National Bee Unit; in addition, access of the Members area on the BBKA website and a host of other exclusive BBKA Member benefits. On-line BBKA News archive which is fully searchable.

  

Full

£25

This membership category provides all the benefits the association has to offer: You will be registered with the Yorkshire Beekeeping Association (YBKA) and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). As a full member, you'll be entitled to attend all apiary sessions and Master Classes that will be held at the association apiary. Included is the Facebook group, WhatsApp group and weekly apiary sessions (or Zoom Bee Chat sessions [while we are socially distancing due to CoViD-19]).

Partner

£12

This category of membership is for those beekeepers who are the spouse or partner of a full member of this association and whom reside at the same address. A partner member will receive all the benefits of a full member but will not receive the BBKA Newsletter.  Public liability insurance is covered through the full member of the partner. Included is the Facebook group, WhatsApp group and weekly apiary sessions (or Zoom Bee Chat sessions [while we are socially distancing due to CoViD-19]).

Junior

FREE*

This category of membership is for those junior beekeepers who are under the age of 18 at 30th September of the year they join. Juniors receive the same benefits as a Full Member including public liability insurance and monthly newsletters from YBKA and BBKA. A junior member must be supported at all times by a parent or guardian. *Free with associated full adult membership. Included is the Facebook group, WhatsApp group and weekly apiary sessions (or Zoom Bee Chat sessions [while we are socially distancing due to CoViD-19]).

Social

£12.50

This category of membership is for those who have an interest in beekeeping and don't have their own bees. There is no insurance included and you don't get a copy of BBKA News. You do, however, get to access everything at club level. The Facebook group, WhatsApp group and weekly apiary sessions (or Zoom Bee Chat sessions [while we are socially distancing due to CoViD-19]).

 

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