We welcome new members to CBKA! There are lots of benefits to joining.

  • Newsletters – our regular Newsletters and annual Yearbook keep you up to date with latest developments.
  • Insurance – vital Third Party Public Liability cover and some disease insurance is included in the cost of your subscription.
  • British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) – The CBKA is a Member Association of the British Beekeepers’ Association. This means that Ordinary and Partner Members of the CBKA are also members of the BBKA and receive their monthly newsletters as well as the insurance benefits mentioned above.
  • Annual Show – Try your skill at producing show-quality hive products (and maybe win a trophy!) at our annual Honey Show.
  • Equipment Loan – free loan of the items of expensive equipment you may not have.
  • Talks and Meetings – monthly throughout the year, on practical, and scientific topics, plus top speakers at our annual One Day Meeting.
  • Swarm notification – CBKA members are notified of hundreds of local swarms a year – join our Swarm List if you would like some.
  • Practical Advice – Even the most experienced beekeeper faces new problems every year. Come to our meetings and ask – you will probably find someone who has experience of solving the same problem.
  • Library – Cambridge Central Library maintains our large private collection of old and new books on beekeeping. Borrowing by CBKA members only.
  • Social Events – Our Annual Dinner is the major social event – but we chat over tea after virtually every apiary and evening meeting.
  • Beginners’ Courses – Our annual course for newcomers to beekeeping allied to beginner-oriented practical sessions in the apiary.

The CBKA membership year runs from January to December. The application form for 2022 will be found here in mid December

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