Membership of the MBKA brings many rewards:

  • A local association which holds regular meetings
  • The opportunity to meet other beekeepers and get support and advice
  • Listen to speakers on a variety of topics to do with beekeeping
  • Access to the club apiary to gain knowledge and experience handling bees
  • Courses and study groups to enable you to further your knowledge of bees
  • Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) up to 3 colonies is compulsory
  • Membership of the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association (WBKA)
  • Membership of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)
Wiltshire Beekeepers Association
  • Co-ordinates activity between the county clubs and across the country
  • Organises the Wiltshire County Bee & Honey Show
  • Represents the county's beekeepers at the BBKA
  • Co-ordinates with Wiltshire Farmers and Agronomists
  • Runs the BBKA module examinations
British Beekeepers Association
  • Gives information and advice on beekeeping
  •  Education, support and mentoring in your local association
  •  Online forum for beekeeping support
  •  £10M third party public liability insurance
  •  £10M product liability insurance
  •  Monthly membership magazine - BBKA News
  •  Online BBKA News archive which is fully searchable
  •  Beekeeping examinations to the highest level
  •  Representation at national and international levels
  •  Annual Spring Convention & Exhibition with a full range of lectures and seminar

BDI

 

No of Additional Colonies

4-5

6-10

11-15

16-20

21-25

26-30

31-35

36-39

 

Extra Payment

£2.00

£5.25

£7.75

£9.50

£11.10

£13.60

£16.10

£18.10

 

Membership Categories

Full

Membership of BBKA, WBKA & MBKA

BDI for up to 3 colonies (compulsory)

£40

Partner

Beekeeping partner of full MBKA

Membership of BBKA, WBKA, & MBKA, No BDI

£25

Country

Does Not Keep Bees

Membership of BBKA, WBKA & MBKA, No BDI

£28.50

Junior

Aged 10 – 18 years, No voting rights at AGM

Membership of BBKA, WBKA & MBKA, No BDI

Free

Associate

Does Not Keep Bees

Membership MBKA only

£12