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Benefits of Joining the Norfolk Beekeepers’ Association

The aims of the Norfolk Beekeepers’ Association are to promote and further the craft of beekeeping in Norfolk by providing advice and assistance to beekeepers through an educational and social programme of meetings, talks, shows and demonstrations.

Benefits of joining include:

  • Supporting the charitable objects of the association, including displays at the Royal Norfolk Show and other public events.
  • Insurance cover against third party public liability and notifiable bee disease losses
  • Access to the association library.
  • Free loan of the association honey extractors.
  • A monthly magazine, Buzzword, with news and views about beekeeping in Norfolk as well as information about future events.
  • Automatic affiliation to the British Beekeepers’ Association, which represents beekeeping at a national and international level. The BBKA News magazine provides news and information from across the country.
  • Bee Craft, the official journal of the British Beekeepers’ Association, is published monthly and available to members for an optional subscription.
  • A wide social programme with interesting talks and demonstrations aimed at all levels of experience on the many aspects of beekeeping.
  • The opportunity to meet other beekeepers and exchange views and experiences.
  • Attendance at the association New Members’ day – exclusively for members in their first year.
  • Access to bulk rates for purchasing of honey jars, etc.
  • Entry into the members’ classes of the summer and autumn honey shows.

Membership of solely the NBKA is also available, and termed “social membership”. It allows attendance at all NBKA events, and is suitable for those with a membership to BBKA through another association, or simply with an interest in beekeeping. A discounted partner membership is available for two beekeepers who share the same address.

Subscription rates

Please note that all new members are subject to a joining fee of £5, to cover administrative costs of new members. The current subscription prices for NBKA membership are as follows:

  • Full membership, including membership of the NBKA and BBKA, and BDI insurance for up to 3 colonies: £39
  • Social membership, for those who already have BBKA membership, or do not keep bees: £16
  • Partner membership, including NBKA and BBKA membership, for a second beekeeper at the same address as another with BBKA membership, but excluding BBKA News subscription: £25.00
  • School membership, including membership of NBKA and BBKA for a single point of contact at a school in Norfolk, with no included public liability insurance: £23

For more details about membership, please contact the membership secretary, or to submit your application, please complete the form below. Once the membership secretary has processed your application, you will receive an email from our membership system inviting you to complete your details and choose your membership type. Collection of personal data for the purpose of administration of your membership is covered by the membership privacy policy.