PENRITH & DISTRICT BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION (PDBKA)

IS RUN BY ITS MEMBERS FOR THE BENEFITS OF ITS MEMBERS

2023 MEMBERSHIP FEES

 

PDBKA  BRANCH  ONLY MEMBERSHIP

For non-beekeepers/ or those who do not require insurance.

  • Attendance at PDBKA meetings and events.
  • Regular updates about club activities and other news.
  • Family members

£18

COUNTRY MEMBERSHIP

Additional option for non-beekeepers keen to learn more about bees and beekeeping.

  • £10 : British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Membership
  • BBKA  Newsletter
  • £3 : Cumbria Beekeepers Association membership (CBKA)

£13

FULL MEMBERSHIP

For beekeepers who require Bee Diseases and Public/ Product 

Liability insurance cover

  • £18 : PDBKA  membership
  • £21 : BBKA membership + insurance
  • £2 : basic Brood Diseases Insurance (BDI) up to 3 colonies (** Reference for rates for additional colonies)
  • £3 : CBKA Membership
  • BBKA Newsletter

 

£44

PARTNER MEMBERSHIP

For Beekeeper’s Partners/spouse  who are actively involved in beekeeping and reside at the same address.

 

  • £13.50 : BBKA membership + Insurance
  • £3 : CBKA  membership

 

£16.50

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

For under eighteen year olds who and are actively involved in beekeeping and whose parent/guardian is an existing member.

  • £9.50 : BBKA membership + Insurance
  • BBKA Newsletter
  • £3 : CBKA membership

 

£12.50

 

NEW MEMBERS: AN ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEE OF £5 APPLIES.

Information about membership for SCHOOLS is available on request.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS :

PDBKA Membership includes

1.Visits to the PDBKA training apiary in the company of experienced beekeepers.

2.Networking and mentoring opportunities through a ‘bee buddy scheme’.

3. Opportunities to borrow beekeeping equipment.

4.Opportunities to attend presentations and training led by experienced beekeepers.

5. Introductory pack for new members.

6. Access to Insurance schemes offered by BBKA and Brood Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI)

7. Opportunities to promote the welfare of bees to the wider community.

 

CBKA Membership Includes

1.     The opportunity to attend and participate in the annual honey show.

2.     Cumbria Bee Times (CBT) : bi-monthly newsletter.

 BBKA membership includes:

  1. Information and advice on beekeeping
  2. On line resources –education /training, forum etc.
  3. £10m Third Party Public Liability
  4. £10m Products Liability Insurance
  5. Monthly Membership Magazine: The BBKA News
  6. Beekeeping Examinations to the highest level
  7. Representation at a National and International level
  8. Annual Spring Convention and Exhibition at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB (21st – 23rd April 2023)
  9. Audio Visual Aids and Slide Libraries

FAQs about BBKA INSURANCE can be found here.

Brood Diseases Insurance (through BDI Ltd) covers beekeepers for losses arising from disease.  This insurance is available at Branch level only, meaning that if a branch opts in then all members must obtain cover.  This branch has opted in, and the £2 basic premium has been added to your membership fee. This covers up to 3 colonies.

The fees for the numbers of hives exceeding 3 colonies and rates of compensation for property insured, are indicated on the web site: (www.beediseasesinsurance.co.uk)

You can download a printable copy of the membership application form here .DOC  or .PDF to send by post or Email.   See details on the form.

N.B. Due to technical difficulties we are currently only able to accept membership fees paid by cheque or cash.