Membership Level change

You have selected the Ordinary Member membership level.

Any person at least 18 years old and who keeps bees.
  • Includes Third Party Public Liability cover..
  • Also includes ‘Scheme A’ Bee Disease Insurance premium of £2.00 for up to 3 hives.
All colonies must be insured under the The BDI scheme. If you expect to have more than 3 colonies, please select additional premium for the extra hives.

Total fees: £29.00

Membership expires on 31/12/2022.

Donation For Bee Research Support
Beekeepers generally agree that more money is needed for research on promoting the health of bees and into the causes of colony failure. Your donations for research donations are ring fenced in our accounts for use on research projects only.CBKA has joined with other associations in this area to sponsor a research student; Members are asked to support this programme and the BBKA Research Fund. A jar of honey is worth at least £5.00 today and a donation of at least this amount would be appreciated. Thank you.

Gift Aid

I am a UK Taxpayer. Please treat my subscriptions and any donations I make to be treated as Gift Aid donations until I notify you otherwise. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year.
Note that CBKA cannot reclaim tax on the BDI premium for extra hives or for magazine subs. The amount eligible for Gift Aid is the subtotal before insurance and subs.

Apiary Information


You are strongly encouraged to register your apiaries on BeeBase which provides notifications of disease outbreaks near to you and other useful government information.
There is also the insecticide application notification service Bee Connected


Extra Bee Disease Insurance

The Ordinary Members’ subscription also includes ‘Scheme A’ Bee Disease Insurance cover for up to three hives.
If you have more than 39 colonies you should arrange insurance yourself under ‘Scheme B’ direct through Bee Diseases Insurance
Premiums paid after 31 March give cover from 41 days after payment until 31 December that year.
Note that it is the number of colonies that you have at the time of inspection when foul brood is found that counts for insurance. All colonies must be covered by insurance. In the event of underinsurance, claims will be rendered invalid and no compensation paid. Members must therefore take out insurance for the number of colonies they anticipate having in the summer, including nucs, splits and swarms.

Optional Printed Publication Fees

* CBKA arranges group subscriptions to the Beekeepers' Quarterly magazine; these discounted prices are only available for those renewing membership before 1 March.

Volunteering Interests

Swarm Adoption


I would like to be advised when swarms are available for collecting or re-hiving. I agree that my name, address, telephone number and email address may be circulated to all CBKA swarm collectors

Optional Donations

Optional CBKA Junior Memberships - £2 per member


CBKA Junior membership is for children aged under 18 residing at the same address who may wish to handle bees. However this must only be under the supervision of an Ordinary/Partner member. There is no insurance cover of any type for CBKA Junior membership category.


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Please click here to confirm agreement. In accordance with our Data Privacy Notice, you agree that the details you have supplied may be shared with those running CBKA, BBKA, BDI and the National Bee Unit in connection with beekeeping for Ordinary/Partner memberships and only with those running the CBKA in the case of Associate/Companion/Junior memberships. If subscribing to the Beekeepers Quarterly you also agree that your details may be shared with the publishers of that magazine.

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