You can join WDBKA as a full member or a friend.

The benefits of full membership include: 

  • Membership of both the Dorset and the British Beekeepers Associations
  • Public Liability Insurance for £1,000,000
  • Bee Disease Insurance for up to three hives; additional hives at a small additional cost
  • Discount group buying schemes for foundation, honey jars, and varroa treatments
  • Regular apiary meetings throughout the season
  • Winter talks by prominent beekeepers, and social events
  • Access to all the latest technical and scientific developments
  • Free loan of books from the Association’s library
  • Acquisition and disposal of swarms
  • Hire of honey extractor
  • Newsletters, magazines, full access to WDBKA web-site, etc

Gift Aid

Membership payments and donations are enhanced if they are gift aided – please consider making your payment by ticking the Gift Aid box on the membership form.


You will be aware of the recent changes to the laws on Privacy, and the introduction of the General data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The following link contains the DORSET COUNTY BKA – PRIVACY POLICY as required by these regulations. It describes the type of data that we hold on you as members and how we may use it.