Membership Fees: Membership fees are due annually in October, although you can join at any time during the year.
Full membership: if you have bees.
The subscription this year for full membership is £29.00.
For the fee you receive membership to Wakefield and Pontefract Beekeepers. We are a district of Yorkshire Beekeepers Association (YBKA) who are the Area Association. As a district association we arrange meetings during the winter with bee related topics, during the summer we hold apiary meetings and have members on hand to provide guidance and support.
Being affiliated to YBKA you also become a member and a monthly newsletter is sent by email. YBKA arrange educational events throughout the year which members can attend. For more information see YBKA Website
You also receive membership of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). With membership of BBKA you receive the monthly magazine and public liability insurance for your beekeeping activities. For more information see BBKA website.
Wakefield and Pontefract are also members of Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) and your fee gives the basic cover for up to 3 colonies. If you have more colonies and require insurance then additional fees are payable which are on the application form. For more information see BDI Website.
Partner membership gives access to YBKA and BBKA benefits but do not receive the monthly BBKA magazine.
Junior membership gives access to all the benefits associated with full membership.
Associate membership is a social membership of the Wakefield and Pontefract Beekeepers Association. If you do not have bees and wish to be a member of our association and attend our meetings etc. this may suit you. It does not provide the benefits associated with YBKA, BBKA or BDI. This membership is usually associated with members who hold full membership with another association but also wish to be a member of ours.
Note, The BBKA also have other membership classes, Country membership and School membership. If you wish to join either of these classes please contact us beforehand.
Please look below to download the membership form.