Full Membership with BDI for up to 3 Colonies

£30.00 / year



Full Membership with BDI for up to 3 Colonies

1 Years Full Membership

Benefits include 3rd Party Product & Public Liability Insurance and Bee Disease Insurance for AFB and EFB for up to 3 colonies (please read notes).

Rules of Membershipmbership

Please read the The British Bee Charity Rules and Rules of Membership.


Data Protection

Full Members’ contact details are forwarded to our Liability Insurers.

Full Members contact details are also forwarded to Bee Disease Insurance. Those subscribing to beecraft will have their contact details forwarded to the publishers, as appropriate. (These are all governed by the Data Protection Act).



We recommend that the details of all of your permanent and temporary apiary locations are registered on Beebase www.nationalbeeunit.com or contact: The National Bee Unit, The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York. YO4 11LZ. 01904 462510).



Membership fees do not include a fee for siting a hive at The British Bee Charity CIO apiaries There is an additional charge should you wish to keep colonies at the CIO apiaries and this will be subject to available space.

Full Membership benefits include quarterly newsletter and other mailings of The British Bee Charity CIO via Mailchimp, inclusion on whatsapp group/s, invitations to events, hire of extractor, access to library of books. Public and Product Liability Insurance through ‘Protectivity’ and Bee Disease Insurance (BDI for 3 colonies, see scale of charges for additional colonies if you need additional cover).


Gift Aid

To gift aid your membership subscriptions/donations, you must pay or have paid, an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year (6th April-5th April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities will claim on the donor’s gift in each tax year.  If you pay income tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.


Contact Information

The information you have supplied will be used by The British Bee Charity CIO solely for purposes relevant to their activities. The British Bee Charity CIO respects your privacy.

Please discuss with the Membership Coordinator any concerns you may have.

The British Bee Charity CIO preferred communication is by email and whatsapp. Addresses and telephone numbers allow alternative or urgent communication.


BDI notes

The insurance runs consecutively from 1st April to 31st March.

If during the current BDI insurance period you unexpectedly expanded beyond your expectation you can increase your cover, although BDI insurers conditions will apply (please ask for information). If this is your first year or you have increased colonies since 1st April, we can only add you or make a mid-term adjustment for you on the 31st October. If you need more help or advice please do contact the Membership Secretary membership@britishbeecharity.com