Reading and District Beekeepers' Association
Providing support to beekeepers in and around Reading


Full Membership

As a full member of RBKA you will:

  • also be a member of the British Beekeepers Association and have access to the members area on BBKA website
  • receive RBKA newsletter monthly by email
  • receive BBKA News magazine monthly
  • be able to attend RBKA talks and activities
  • be able to take part in apiary visits
  • be able to attend open sessions at the club apiary
  • have your hive products covered by public and product 3rd liability insurance as indicated by BBKA (you must read the small print and 2015 Honey regulations!)
  • have your beekeeping activities covered by 3rd party insurance under the BBKA scheme (again read the document)
  • have your hives covered under the Bee Disease Insurance (providing you have stated how many colonies you have and have paid appropriately etc.)
  • be able to take part in training to further your knowledge and skills
  • be able to take assessments and examinations to gain beekeeping accreditation
  • be able to take part in social events when we are permitted to do so
  • have the opportunity to volunteer and help the association at the apiary, by being a committee member, swarm collector or assist at events

Our aim is to encourage all to share their knowledge and skills, to promote good husbandry, and enjoy your beekeeping knowing there is someone who you can ask for assistance should the need arise.