Holsworthy Beekeepers

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Holsworthy Beekeepers is a branch of Devon Beekeepers Association

Registered Charity Number 270675

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Advantages of membership:

Membership subscriptions 2019


Annual Subscription


Full registered member


Full benefits

Partner Member


For those who live at the same address as a full registered member. Includes Public Liability Insurance but Partner members pay a different rate for BDI and do not receive the magazines.

Junior Member


For individuals under the age of 18. Includes all the benefits of Registered membership, except eligibility for standing for a branch officer or committee. Also Juniors pay a different rate for BDI.

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. Associate members will not be registered as beekeepers with the BBKA and will not receive 'BBKA News' or 'Beekeeping'.

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.

Note: The full membership includes insurance provided by Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) for up to 3 hives. Extra premiums are required for more than 3 hives (see membership form for details).

Guidance notes for membership:

Before renewing membership please read the guidance notes produced by DBKA, both renewal membership form and guidance notes can be found here.

How to join

The membership year runs from January to December and we normally start to take subscriptions from both new and existing members in November.

New members

A copy of the blank form for new members is available for download by clicking this link blank membership form.

The completed form can either be taken along to any meeting (see here) or post it to the Membership Secretary, Deirdre Conniss, at the address shown on the form.

For payment details see below.

Meanwhile all are very welcome to attend any of our meetings as guests, you don't have to be a member, although we hope that you will join when membership opens in November.

How to pay the subscription

Electronically: It is possible to pay the membership subscription electronically. The details for the branch account are given on the membership form. Please give your name as the reference for the payment.

By cheque: The cheque should be made payable to DBKA – Holsworthy Branch.

Payment queries: Any queries about payment should be made to the branch treasurer, Deirdre Conniss at treasurer@holsworthybeekeepers.org.uk