Subscription Rates

Subscriptions run from 1 October to 30 September each year.

Our 2023 – 2024 rates are as follows:

Membership Level Joining Before 1 June Joining After 1 June
Full (inc BBKA membership and Bee Diseases Insurance for 3 colonies) £25.00 £21.00
Country (no bees, wishes to pay BBKA membership ) £14.00 £14.00
Partner (living at the same address, BBKA Membership, no BDI, same rights as Full member) £13.50 £13.50
Associate (living at the same address, no voting rights)   £2.00   £2.00
Junior (under 18, no BDI Insurance) £10.00 £10.00
Friend   £5.50   £5.50

Bee Diseases Insurance – BDI

Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) provides valuable cover against the loss of bees, equipment and honey from the notifiable bee diseases American and European Foulbrood. Beekeepers with up to 39 colonies can insure through Scheme A, for which the premiums are payable through our Association; those with 40 or more colonies can only insure directly with BDI through Scheme B and they should contact our Hon. Treasurer for further details. Premiums are for the calendar year and must be paid by 31 March – cover will not commence for 60 days if payment is made after this date. N.B. cover only applies if all colonies are insured, so it is important to cover all the colonies that you intend to work during the season.

BDI Rates for 2023/24 are given in the calculator below. Note that the Association subscription for all Full members includes a BDI premium to cover the first 3 colonies, so members wishing to cover more than 3 colonies must pay the appropriate extra premium. Country members, Associates and Friends do not pay BDI. Junior members may pay the basic premium plus the extra shown in the table for more than three colonies

BDI Scheme ‘A’ Insurance

Number of colonies Premium
BDI premium for up to 3 colonies Included in your Association subscription.
Up to 5 colonies pay £1.20 extra
Up to 10 colonies pay £4.70 extra
Up to 15 colonies pay £7.75 extra
Up to 20 colonies pay £9.50 extra
Up to 25 colonies pay £11.10 extra
Up to 30 colonies pay £13.60 extra
Up to 35 colonies pay £16.10 extra
Up to 39 colonies pay £18.10 extra

Bee Craft

The magazine Bee Craft is available at reduced rates through the Association.

The association discounted rates for the calendar year 2022/2023 are £33 for a 12 month print subscription and £20 for a 12 month digital subscription (normal prices are £41 and £25).  Further discounts are available for Direct Debit payments (£31 for print, £18 for digital).

The Membership Secretary will provide you with a special Bee Craft Promotion Code enabling you to qualify for the special discounts to use on the Bee Craft website where you will be able to pay your magazine subscription directly by direct debit or credit card etc

NB These prices will be increasing on 1st December to £35 and £22 respectively so make sure you renew your membership before then to gain access to the promotion code.

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