Joining an association is recommended as a means to learning about beekeeping, making contacts for equipment and advice, obtaining insurance and making friends. We hope you will want to join our branch but which is the best association to join?
If you are new to beekeeping we recommend you find out when and where local associations meet during the summer and winter, attend a few meetings and then make a decision. Canterbury meet on Wednesday evenings in winter and Saturday afternoons in summer. If you would like to learn more or just drop in to one of our indoor or outdoor meetings, contact us (details here).
There are also courses running in the spring and in the autumn. See Getting Started.
A pdf/printable description of the membership categories can be downloaded by clicking here: KBKA 2017-8 membership details.
There are two classes of membership: friend (usually for people who don’t have bees yet), and members (which includes Bee Disease insurance and BBKA 3rd party insurance).
A Friend (non-beekeepers or members of other associations) is £5 which includes newsletters from Canterbury and Kent. A Friend with BBKA News is £14.50. You can also pay for BeeCraft subscription, pro-rated through the year.
If you are living at the same address as an Registered member, as a Friend you can benefit from third party liability insurance for £17.50
Please use this electronic form to send us your membership application: