Student / Junior Membership

£15.00 / year



1 Years Student/Junior Membership

Membership for Students or Juniors in full time education which includes BDI for up to 3 colonies for members aged 16 or over.


Rules of Membership

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


Data Protection

Those Junior Members 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 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.

Junior Membership for those with and without Bees or registered with another association but wishing to be part of The British Bee Charity CIO, benefits include receipt of newsletter and other mailings via Mailchimp, inclusion on WhatsApp group, invitations to events. There is no Public and Product Liability Insurance or BDI Insurance. Should you wish to sell honey at shows you would need to provide proof of product liability insurance.


BDI notes

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

For members under the age of 16 your BDI insurance must be in the name of a parent or consenting adult.

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 April, we can make a mid-term adjustment for you on the 31st October. If you need more help or advice please do contact the Membership Secretary Frances Harvey


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.