Joining the Association

FULL MEMBERSHIP: Includes membership of LDBKA and BBKA, and Bee Diseases Insurance. You will receive email copies of the L&DBKA Newsletter and the magazine BBKA News will be posted to you each month.
(Note that if you sign up to our beginners’ course Introduction to Beekeeping the fee for that course includes Full Membership for your first year)

PARTNER MEMBERSHIP: Partners of full members who reside at the same address may join BBKA if they manage their own colonies. The rate is two-thirds of the full membership rate (£12.50). There is no partner membership category in LDBKA, but partners are always welcome to attend meetings and social functions, but do not have voting rights at LDBKA AGMs.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Includes membership of LDBKA (£8) only. This category is for those who are not yet beekeepers, those who may wish to retain a link with the Ludlow Association, although they no longer require the full membership facilities offered by BBKA or insurance.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: This category is open to those under 18 years of age. No membership charge is made but junior members are encouraged to attend the Beginners Course for which the only charge is to cover the cost of the beekeeping book issued to all attendees (£13). However in addition we require a responsible adult to be a full member (£29). Thus first year membership cost is £42, but in subsequent years the charge for the book is obviously not repeated.

A hard-copy or digital subscription to the monthly magazine BEECRAFT can be added to your membership for an extra charge.

If you are ready to join the Association (or renew your membership) you can download a copy of the Membership Form here:  Membership Form 2017
When completing the form you should declare the maximum number of hives you expect to own during the year for Bee Diseases Insurance. Your insurance policy could be invalidated if you are under insured!

Please remember to sign the form if you are a UK tax payer. The Gift Aid concession benefits the Association by up to £1000 and helps to keep subscription costs down.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with the Membership Secretary using this contact form: