The Welsh Beekeepers’ Association is a Registered Charity. We are an umbrella organisation supporting Beekeeping Associations in Wales and working with a Special Interest Group, the National Botanic Garden Wales.
All members receive either a printed or an electronic copy of our quarterly magazine, the Welsh Beekeeper, with news and information about bees and beekeeping. Our articles cover national and international issues and news about Welsh beekeepers and beekeeping associations.
Members receive Bee Disease insurance cover at attractive rates, and we also provide Public Liability Insurance cover, also known as 3rd Party Liability insurance, for all members without extra payment. Members can get a copy of the current public liability insurance schedule from their Association Secretary or the WBKA Insurance Officer.
Most members of WBKA are indirect members through their membership of one of our 19 member Beekeeping Associations. Please see the Local Associations page for their contact details.
If you can’t join one of our regional member Associations then why not become an Individual Member of WBKA? Please note that we only recommend Individual Membership for experienced beekeepers who do not need the help and support of an Association.
Individual Membership costs £20.00 a year, which includes Bee Disease Insurance cover for 3 colonies. (Additional cover is available. For the rates see here on the BDI website.)
To join WBKA as an Individual member please complete and submit the following form. Our Membership Secretary will contact you to arrange your membership and explain how to pay your fee. Our membership year is from 1st January to 31st December.