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Membership for 2017

East Devon Branch of the

Devon Beekeepers’ Association (DBKA)

UK Registered Charity Number 270675

Download 2017 Membership Form as                  and Guidance Notes as                            Contact Membership Secretary:  membership@edbk.co.uk

                                                                                                                                      Contact Treasurer:  treasurer@edbk.co.uk

Membership is open to anyone keeping bees or having an interest in the craft of beekeeping.  Members of all categories shall be members of a Branch, and members may participate in the activities of any Branch of DBKA.

The membership year starts on 1 January and ends on 31 December.  

The annual subscription for all existing members renewing their subscription is payable in advance of 31 December.  Members are not entitled to the benefits of the DBKA during 2017 until their subscription has been paid.  Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) cover is subject to BDI Regulations.  (See Guidance Notes above). A separate membership form is required for each individual.

Membership Classes:

Registered Member - for those individuals who keep bees in their own right and wish to take a full part in all the aspects of the DBKA.

Partner Member - for those individuals who reside at the same address as a Registered Member.

Junior Member - for individuals under the age of 18 years.  Junior membership shall cease when the individual attains the age of 18 and shall be automatically and immediately amended to Registered Membership for the remainder of that membership year, without further payment.

DBKA Honorary Member - for those individuals who are elected at a DBKA AGM, either for a limited period or for life, in recognition of past services to beekeeping and the DBKA.  The subscription is payable by the DBKA.

Branch Honorary Member - for those individuals who are elected at a Branch AGM, either for a limited period or for life, in recognition of past services to beekeeping and the Branch.  The subscription is payable by the Branch.

Associate Member - for those individuals who do not keep bees in their own right in the County of Devon, but who wish to participate in DBKA activities, belong to a Branch, and receive Beekeeping Magazine, or are already a BBKA member with another Area Association.

Social Member - for those individuals who do not keep bees in their own right in the County of Devon, who are generally interested in the craft of beekeeping, and wish to participate in DBKA activities primarily at Branch level.

(For further information on categories please consult your Branch Membership Secretary or read the current DBKA Governing Document.)

Registered, Partner and Junior members have BBKA membership, and names and addresses will go on the list of registered members held by BBKA.

Membership Benefits

These are shown in the Guidance Notes.

Privacy

Your name and contact details will appear in the DBKA Yearbook, and members registering as Registered, Partner or Junior Members will have their contact details passed to the National Bee Unit (NBU) and will be encouraged to register on Bee Base, the NBU website.  Registration will ensure that beekeepers receive automatic notification of notifiable bee diseases in their area as well as free advice and guidance from the NBU.

If you do not wish your contact details to be published in the DBKA Yearbook and/or do not want your contact details passed to NBU please inform your Branch Membership Secretary.

Bee Diseases Insurance (through BDI Ltd)

This covers losses due to notifiable bee diseases. Insurance for three colonies is included in Registered Members' subscription only.  Registered Members with more than 3 hives are required to increase the insurance component of their subscription as per the table on page 3 of the Guidance Notes.

Please read Note 2 of the Guidance Notes concerning the insurance of hives for Partner and Junior members.


All you have to do:

Download the 2017 Subscription Form (see links above).

Complete the form and send the form, with payment, to the East Devon Membership Secretary:

Val Bone, Charandale, Payhembury, Honiton. EX14 3HZ   or:

membership@edbk.co.uk

Cheques should be made payable to:       DBKA – East Devon Branch

IMPORTANT: If paying by bank transfer, email your form to the East Devon Branch Treasurer stating that you have paid electronically (treasurer@edbk.co.uk).



2017 Membership Form 2017 Guidance Notes

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