Membership



Membership of the KBKA

We are an active group of beekeepers in the Devizes, Marlborough and Pewsey area.

In the winter we meet at least once a month (usually on the first Friday), when you can learn from a series of talks on beekeeping techniques, bee product development, and learn about disease recognition and hive and apiary management.

In the summer, there are regular meetings at the club’s apiary with sessions for people new to beekeeping as well as for more experienced beekeepers, where you can practise handling bees and learn new techniques such as catching swarms, preventing swarms and finding and marking the Queen.

The club also has an active group of people taking a range of courses – from an introduction to Beekeeping and the General Husbandry Certificate Microscopy (the study of pollen) and Honey Bee Biology – to improve their skills, understanding and knowledge, and of course, make beekeeping more fun.

Link to Kennet Beekeepers Associations Privacy Notice & Link to Kennet Beekeepers Associations Constitution

If you are interested in joining the KBKA please review / complete the membership form on Join / Renew page or contact the membership secretary. (Their contact details are listed on the Contact KBKA page.)

Full membership of the KBKA entitles one to:

  • Membership of the British Beekeepers Association, which represents beekeepers at a national level.
  • Receive monthly issues of the BBKA newsletter.
  • Public & Products liability Insurance up to £5 million.
  • Brood disease Insurance from BDI
  • Access to the BBKA visual aids and slide library.
  • Discounted entrance fee to BBKA Spring Convention.
  • Access to the BBKA Examination Scheme.
  • Membership of the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association, WBKA (including entrance to Wiltshire honey show and lectures)
  • Receive three copies per year of the WBKA Newsletter ‘Honeybee Times’
  • Attend all club meetings and any meetings organised by the five County Branches.

The other membership options available are:

  • Partner Membership:
    – for partners of Full members
  • Associate membership:
    – Entitled to attend all monthly meetings
    – Friendship and help from fellow beekeepers
    – Free advice on all beekeeping matters
    – Does not own bees
  • Country Membership
    – Entitled to attend all monthly meetings
    – Friendship and help from fellow beekeepers
    – Free advice on all beekeeping matters
    – Does not own bees
    – Affiliated to British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA)
    – Receive monthly issues of the BBKA newsletter.
    – Receive three copies per year of the WBKA Newsletter ‘Honeybee Times’
  • Junior Membership:
    – (aged 10-18), who must be affiliated to a Full Member.

If you are coming to a club meeting to join the club you may want to bring a completed membership form available for download here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email & Discussion Lists

The club maintains two “email lists” that allow committee members and club members to communicate via email (without having to keep track of everybody’s email address.)

The lists are:

If you want to be added to either list, removed from either list or need to change your email address then contact the club’s webmaster or the club secretary. (Their contact details are listed on the Contact KBKA page.)

If you have missed a message you can check the archives of all messages using the links above.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE emails from the KBKA committee from time to time and you think you should, then please contact the webmaster.