Become a member

If you are interested in getting involved, why not become a Member of Croydon Beekeepers Association? Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby, and one that makes a very significant contribution to the protection of our wildlife and our environment. If you do not want to keep bees yourself but would like to support our work, you can become a Friend of Croydon Beekeepers’ Association. You can download a copy of the membership application form. Or for further information about becoming a Member or Friend please email info@croydonbeekeepers.org.uk.

Benefits for Members:

Becoming a Member or Friend provides the opportunity to meet other friendly and interested people and learn more about bees and beekeeping and there are many other benefits including:

  • Local experienced beekeeper contacts near you for help and advice, including ‘mentors’ for those new to beekeeping
  • Weekly meetings at our teaching apiary throughout the summer season (April to August) for both beginners and advanced members
  • Winter beekeeping courses and lectures
  • Monthly club newsletter
  • Access to a library of books about beekeeping
  • Equipment hire including honey extractor
  • Participation in Croydon Honey Show, which provides the opportunity for members to display their bee products, achieve awards and prizes.
  • Microscopy bee health clinics in the spring and autumn. Friends of Croydon Beekeepers Association receive monthly newsletters and are welcome at all our activities.
  • The Membership package also includes the following essentials:
    • A 12 month subscription to BeeCraft worth £24.00 per year
    • Membership of the British Beekeepers’ Association including the journal BBKA News, worth £17.00 per year
    • Insurance against Third Party claims • Bee Disease Insurance to protect against bee loss through disease.

Member

£49/year
  • Membership of the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) + BBKA news subscription – the monthly journal of the BBKA + Beecraft subscription – monthly beekeeping magazine print copy + Beecraft subscription – monthly beekeeping magazine electronic copy + Croydon Newsletter – monthly news update of local events + Public liability insurance £10,000,000 limit of liability + Bee Disease insurance + Attending Apiary meeting + Attending Talks and Training Events + Attending Social Events + Loan of books from the library + Loan of beekeeping equipment + Support and advice on beekeeping + Entry to the Croydon Honey Show

Member

£47/year
  • Membership of the British Beekeepers; Association (BBKA) + BBKA news subscription – the monthly journal of the BBKA + Beecraft subscription – monthly beekeeping magazine electronic copy + Croydon Newsletter – monthly news update of local events + Public liability insurance £10,000,000 limit of liability + Bee Disease insurance + Attending Apiary meeting + Attending Talks and Training Events + Attending Social Events + Loan of books from the library + Loan of beekeeping equipment + Support and advice on beekeeping + Entry to the Croydon Honey Show

Partner

£16.50/year
  • Membership of the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) Croydon Newsletter – a monthly news update of local events Public liability insurance £10,000,000 limit of liability Bee Disease insurance Attending Apiary meeting Attending Talks and Training Events Attending Social Events Loan of books from the library Loan of beekeeping equipment Support and advice on beekeeping Entry to the Croydon Honey Show

Friend or Junior

£10.50/year
  • Croydon Newsletter – a monthly news update of local events Attending Apiary meeting Attending Talks and Training Events Attending Social Events Loan of books from the library Support and advice on beekeeping Entry to the Croydon Honey Show