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Membership

South Chilterns welcomes you.

From this page you can join or renew your subscription.


Click here to download the form --> SCBKA 2015 Membership Form

Being a member of the South Chilterns Beekeepers’ Association means that you could benefit from:


· Regular contact with other beekeepers in the area

· The Federation of Berkshire Beekeepers’ Federation monthly newsletter

· The loan of honey extracting equipment

· Access to the SCBKA Apiary for training and demonstration sessions

· Beekeeping equipment at reduced prices

· Third Party, Public Liability and Bee Disease Insurance.

Our Association has around 120 members with over 300 hives and we hope to have you as either a new or a renewing member.

 

South Chilterns Membership Categories and benefits table

 

Membership Category

Full

Partner

Country

Associate

BBKA Public Liability Insurance (up to £ 5M)

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X

X

BBKA Product Liability Insurance (up to £ 2M)

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X

X

Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) (3 colonies)

Additional fee required for more colonies

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X

X

X

Registered member of the BBKA

ü   

ü   

ü   

X

BBKA monthly magazine

ü   

X

ü   

X

Berkshire Federation monthly newsletter which includes the SCBKA newsletter

ü   

ü   

ü   

ü   

Email updates

ü   

ü   

ü   

ü   

SCBKA  Events attendance including training sessions

ü   

ü   

ü   

ü   

20 % discount of BeeCraft magazine (paper version only)

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ü   

ü   

ü   

Use of Association equipment, e.g. extractor

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ü   

X

X

Discount available at some local outlets

ü   

ü   

ü   

ü   

Access to SCBKA Library 

ü   

ü   

ü   

ü   

 

Detailed explanation of membership categories

 

Full Membership (£27)

For people who keep bees and wish to collect swarms on behalf of SCBKA.

These people require:

v  BBKA Public Liability (up to £ 5 M)

v  BBKA Product Liability Insurance (up to £ 2M)

v  Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) for up to 3 colonies. An additional cost for more than 3 colonies is required (see application form)

 

Partner Membership (£16) is available to:

v  Spouse or partner living at the same address as a Full Member

v  18yrs or over Sons and Daughters of Full Member, living at same address.

 

Partner members do not have their own separate BDI insurance or receive separate newsletters. 

 

Country Membership (£17) is available to:

v  former beekeepers

v  people interested in bees and the environment

People, who as well as enjoying facilities offered by the SCBKA, wish to keep in touch with BBKA affairs through receipt of BBKA News etc.  This membership does not include any insurance.

 

Associate Membership (£8) is available to:

v  Those who do not keep bees  

v  A  Full  Member of another Association

This low subscription option excludes insurance, BBKA magazines and the use of our equipment.

 

Subscription process

 

It would help us if you could:

Ø  fill this form out electronically (one per person please except where multiple subscribers live at the same address, then just use one form). This year the form can be saved quite easily!

Ø  and if paying by cheque then print it out and

Ø  send it, together with a cheque made payable to SCBKA or South Chilterns Beekeepers Association, to the membership secretary whose address is on the form.


Electronic Payment

Ø  If paying by electronic payment direct into the SCBKA bank account, please ensure you have completed the form electronically with the date the transfer was made and the reference details. (The reference will be your initial followed by a full stop followed by your surname) If these details are not provided on the form it is not possible to reconcile your form with your payment.

Ø  then either email it to [email protected] or

Ø  print it out and send it to the membership secretary whose address is on the form.


If you have any difficulties downloading, completing the form or have any queries, please contact us [email protected]

 

Please click on the application form which is editable. SCBKA membership form 2015.pdf

 

Renewal subscriptions must be received by 31st December, otherwise:

·         Your insurance will expire on 31st December

·         Your annual subscription (if applicable) to BeeCraft magazine will not be accepted and you will need to contact BeeCraft directly and pay full price.

·         There will be a £5 late fee applied

 

Receipts

Email receipts will be sent to everyone from [email protected]. Please can you acknowledge receipt so that we know we have your email address correctly entered into our database. That way full members can be sure of receiving their BDI certificate of insurance and everyone will get our SCBKA circulars. Please can you check that your spam filter doesn't put emails from [email protected] into your junk/spam box as happened to quite a few people last year!

       

Data Protection Agreement

Your details are held on computer in paper files and by WebCollect for administrative use by the SCBKA, and are used only in the following manner:

·         Name, address and email details only will be disclosed to the BBKA via the Federation of Berkshire Beekeepers’ Association and to BDI (Bee Disease Insurance).

·         Subscribers to BeeCraft will have their names, addresses and email provided directly to BeeCraft.

·         E-mail addresses are used for circulating Federation Newsletters, beekeeping news and information from your committee members.

·         Contact details may be disclosed, on request, to the Regional Inspector from the National Bee Unit to aid them in the control of notifiable bee diseases.

        

BeeCraft Magazine (hard copy)

We are able to offer a 20% discount to all our renewing members provided renewals are received before 31st December.

New members and late renewals will have to apply direct to BeeCraft

 

Association Equipment    

We have a library and three honey extractors and a heated uncapping tray available for the use of members.

 

Apiary Meetings

All members attend apiary meetings at their own risk.

 

BeeBase

As an Association affiliated to the BBKA, we very much support the activities of the National Bee Unit and the work of its inspectors particularly when it comes to notifying us of hives in our vicinity which have been infected with the dreaded American and/or European Foul Brood.

We would therefore encourage all our members who keep bees to register themselves on line with the BeeBase database.

        

 

 

 

Last updated 17th November 2014

Version 1.2 dated 17.11.12

Version 1.3 changed Membership form: V1.4 updated: V1.5 (for 2015)