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Richmond Beekeepers Association in North Yorkshire
Richmond and District Beekeepers' Association, North Yorkshire




RDBKA Members' Area



RDBKA Membership

About membership

The subscription for Full Membership to the Association is £30 per annum.

From this we send £22 to the Yorkshire Beekeepers' Association, of which £19 is then allocated to the British Beekeepers' Association. Through this affiliation with the BBKA, a member is covered for Third Party Public Liability Insurance and Products Insurance.

From the subscription a further £2 is paid to Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI), which covers beekeepers for up to 3 colonies in respect of losses caused by statutorily notifiable honeybee diseases and pests.

Additional colonies can be insured on payment of further premiums (the rates are available upon request from the Treasurer):- all colonies within the same apiary must be insured. Insurance is valid Jan-Dec but payments made after 31st March only give cover after 40 days. This is not meant to discourage beginners merely to explain what happens to your subscription.

Friends of the Association who attend Apiary meetings, lectures and or wish to be included on the Newsletter mailing list, are asked to donate £10 per annum. This does not give Insurance Cover or affiliation to other Associations.

Application for membership

You can download and print this paper application form (240kb pdf download) and send it with payment by post or use form on this page.


Cheques payable to “Richmond and District BKA” can be posted to the Treasurer, or you can pay electronically:

Sort code: 40-38-19
Account no: 50701629
Account name: Richmond & District Beekeepers’ Association
Reference: Your surname

Treasurer: Mr Graham Wharton, Highbrook, Colburn Village, Catterick Garrison, DL9 4PD

Subscription rates are as follows: please pay the rate for the maximum number of hives you anticipate having next year.


RDBKA subs including BDI premiums

1 - 3


4 - 5


6 - 10


11 - 15


16 - 20


21 - 25


26 - 30


31 - 35


36 - 39




Data protection & opt-out declaration:

RDBKA holds information on all its members as follows:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • e-mail addresses
  • Subscription payment details [including Gift Aid & number of hives]

For some members of the Association additional information is held concerning:

  • Association offices & responsibilities undertaken
  • Examination results
  • Locations of apiary sites.

RDBKA discloses personal data to the following:

  • BBKA & YBKA: Names, addresses, membership classification
  • Bee Diseases Insurance Limited: Names, addresses, email addresses, number of hives
  • Regional Bee Inspector: Names and addresses on request
  • HMRC: (only for those who have signed a Gift Aid form) Names, house name/number, post code, date subscription paid and amount.

If you wish to opt-out of any disclosure of your information to third parties other than those detailed above, please check the box on the form.

Gift aid declaration:

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.

Please notify the charity or CASC if you:

  • Want to cancel this declaration
  • Change your name or home address
  • No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

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 all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Membership form

Membership type

Please indicate if you are joining as a:

(If you're renewing with no changes to your details we need only your name & email)

Your details

Data protection opt-out declaration

Gift aid declaration

I would like to Gift Aid my subscription. Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made:

In the past 4 years
In the future

Please tick all boxes you wish to apply.


Please select your payment method:

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