Renew your Full Membership


Renew your Full Membership of the Herefordshire Beekeepers Association for 12 Months.

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Renew your Full Member of the Herefordshire Beekeepers Association.

Your Full Membership of Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association brings the following benefits:

Technical Support:

Lectures and Meetings/workshops on beekeeping and harvesting of hive products.

Local Activity Groups (LANs) providing support and expert guidance on beekeeping.

HBKA newsletter. Membership of BBKA. BBKA newsletter.


  1. Associate membership does not include membership of the BBKA or Bee Disease Insurance (BDI).
  2. Full Membership is required if you keep bees unless you are a Full Member of another BBKA affiliate Association.

Insurance Protection:

Full membership includes third party public liability insurance in the BBKA Scheme with £5 million cover for accidents involving your bees or hive products. It is a condition of our affiliation to BBKA that all full members of the association have this insurance cover.

The insurance schedule can be found on the BBKA Website.

Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) also gives protection against destruction of your colonies and equipment as a result of Foul Brood.

What does it cost?

The full subscription fee is £30.00 for members with up to 3 Colonies.  Extra costs are detailed below for members with more than 3 Colonies.

Insurance for up to 3 colonies is already included in the full membership fee. For insurance purposes, junior members with bees must be enrolled in the parent or guardian’s name but have full benefits of membership at a reduced subscription.

Extra costs of BDI for additional Colonies: Basic cover for three (3) colonies at a cost of £2.00 is included in the full subscription fee of £30.00, even if you do not keep bees. Junior members keeping bees pay for BDI cover, which is included in their reduced full membership fee of £15. The BDI Scheme A – colony insurance rates: Total number of colonies additional premium Up to 3 colonies Nil (included in membership subscription)

  • Up to 5 Colonies £ 2.00
  • Up to 10 colonies £ 5.25
  • Up to 15 colonies £ 7.75
  • Up to 20 colonies £ 9.50
  • Up to 25 colonies £11.10

Members requiring cover for more than 25 colonies should contact the Treasurer for an individual quotation.

Under the terms of this insurance all colonies should be insured and account taken of any increase in numbers during the season. For insurance purposes a colony is regarded as any hive (excluding “apidea” or similar hives) containing bees, regardless of size of the colony

Additional information


Up to 3 colonies, Up to 5 Colonies, Up to 10 colonies, Up to 15 colonies, Up to 20 colonies, Up to 25 colonies


I am happy for my details to be shared with the NBU 'BeeBase', I do NOT wish my details to be shared with any third party, including the NBU 'BeeBase'


I confirm that I am a taxpayer and authorise the Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association to recover income tax at the standard rate on all my recorded gifts to its funds until this authority is cancelled in writing., I am not a Taxpayer or I do not authorise this.