Annual membership of the Society runs from January to December and joining the Society or renewing your membership is easy. Just download either the Membership Form (Excel version) and complete it electronically or the Membership Form (pdf version) and print and complete the form manually. Details of how to pay and where to send the completed form can be found on the 'notes' page of the form.
If you are new to beekeeping or have not yet started this wonderful pastime and wish to join the Society and register for our Beginners' Class please go to our Education page and download the relevant form.
Your membership will provide you with benefits including annual public liability insurance for your bees as well as product liability for your hive products, Bee Disease Insurance for 3 hives (small additional premiums can be paid for 4 hives or more), a bimonthly Society Newsletter, information on crop spraying as advised, a quarterly WBKA magazine (The Welsh Beekeeper) and a wealth of help, advice and support from other members. There is also an opportunity to subscribe to BeeCraft and/or Beekeeper Quarterly and/or Natural Bee Husbandry at preferential rates.
The Society has Apiary meetings and talks, holds shows and social meetings and is part of a group of Societies that organise the MSWCC Convention. A local Seasonal Bee Inspector is available to help with disease recognition and treatment, and your hives may be inspected every 3 years (more often if the need arises) to help you keep your bees in tip-top health. The network of local Inspectors is supported by the Regional Bee Inspector for Wales who has access to support and assistance from the National Bee Unit, in the Central Science Lab in York. So you can take up a fascinating craft and you need not bee on your own! If you would like further information please contact us.