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Membership Levels

Registered Member

This grade is tailored for those who actively keep hives of bees. It includes full membership of the British Beekeepers’ Association and the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association. You will receive beekeeper’s public liability and product liability insurance to cover you for third party claims associated with your beekeeping. You will also receive insurance covering you against your bees contracting certain bee diseases that would necessitate them being destroyed. As well as this you will receive the monthly BBKA News magazine and can attend all Beverley Beekeepers events and meetings. You also have access to our library of beekeeping books.

Junior member

Individuals under the age of 18 years can join and benefit from insurance, the monthly BBKA magazine and register to take junior level assessments. Junior membership ceases when the Junior attains the age of 18 and they will automatically and immediately become a Registered Member for the remainder of that membership year, without any further payment in respect of that year.

School membership

This type of membership covers individeals employed by a school and provides access to BBKA support and assessments. Insurance is not provided through School Membership.

Partner Member

This grade is aimed at the partner of a registered member. You must reside at the same address as the registered member and will receive similar benefits to the registered member but no Bee Disease Insurance and no separate mailing of magazines etc.

County Member

This grade is for those who do not keep bees but wish to keep in touch with beekeeping at a regional and national level. They receive the full British Beekeeper Association benefits including the monthly BBKA Newsletter, but without beekeeping insurances cover. They can also attend the Beverley Beekeepers’ Association events.

Friend of Beverley Beekeeper’s Association

This membership grade is aimed at those who simply wish to attend Beverly Beekeepers meetings and events.