Membership Application


Application details for 2024 Membership now shown below.

People are very welcome to join the Exeter Beekeepers’ Association and will enjoy the formally defined benefits of:

  • Fortnightly Apiary meetings in the summer,
  • Monthly lectures on winter evenings,
  • Monthly beekeeping magazine distributed by the British Beekeepers Association,
  • Monthly magazine on local topics distributed by Devon BKA – email version
  • Bee Disease Insurance for three colonies of bees,
  • Access to meetings at other Associations in Devon,
  • Access to other Beekeeping courses as your skills develop.

Many informal benefits are greatly enjoyed by our Members include:

  • The opportunity to sit and chat through shared experiences after Beekeeper meetings over a cup of tea or coffee (and sometime biscuits!!)
  • Developing your practical beekeeping skills alongside other Members,
  • Hiring EBKA equipment for those seasonal jobs which may not justify buying your own item (e.g. honey extractor)
  • Periodic bulk purchases to reduce individual buying costs (e.g. honey jars, wax foundation, bee feed etc),

And, most importantly, the fascination, continuous learning, enthusiasm and relaxation of observing honeybees in their day to day lives – plus the added bonus of the best tasting honey anywhere in the world – the honey produced by your bees!

Full details of the types of membership are detailed on the attachment. There are three documents at the bottom of this page – Guidance Notes, and Application forms for Renewals and New Members. The application forms are available in  MS-Word format for updating on your PC and Adobe format for handwritten applications..

But in summary the types of membership and extras included are:-

  • Registered/ School (cost £31) – includes BDI insurance for up to 3 colonies, BBKA News and Devon Beekeeping (email version) magazines
  • Partner (cost £18 – only available to someone living at the same address as a Registered member) – no BDI insurance or magazines
  • Junior (£12.50?) – BBKA News and Devon Beekeepers (email version) magazines but no BDI insurance
  • Local (£6) – Devon Beekeepers (email version) magazine only
  • Devon BKA magazine in printed and posted form (£18)

Only registered and partner members can vote at general meetings.

There are notes to help completing the application on the Guidance Notes and ‘New Members’ form



2024 DBKA Guidance Notes_Final

2024 RENEWAL form for EXISTING MEMBERS (or use the link emailed to you from DBKA) 

In MS Word format  DBKA Membership Renewal Form 2024_Final 

And in Adobe format DBKA Membership Renewal Form 2024_Final

2024 APPLICATION form for new Members (includes guidance notes)

In MS Word format   2024 Membership New Members Form Final

And in Adobe format  2024 Membership New Members Form Final

Details of the Bee Diseases Insurance can be found on the BBKA website

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