East Dorset Bee Keeping Association tries to help members by organising training whatever your experience and a programme of meetings and events throughout the year - both indoor talks in the winter months and practical demonstrations in the open season. The Association also forms a platform where beekeepers can meet to discuss and follow up their common interest.


New members are welcome at any time. If you have no bees, you should join as an Associate Member for only £10. You will receive our newsletter, be eligible to attend our training courses, apiary meetings and talks. You will then be given priority to receive bees from our swarm collectors from May-August.


 Membership type 12 month subscription
 Full member  £30.00
 Partner member   £15.00 
 Associate member   £10.00 
 Junior Member  £10.00





Bee Disease Insurance.

The first three colonies are included in subscriptions. If you wish to pay for extra colonies, the costs are shown on the 2020/21 membership form which can be downloaded here

If you are a UK Tax Payer please also complete and return our Gift Aid Declaration Form and return with your subscription and BDI premiums to: -

      Mr Chris Williams Hon Treasurer
      Email Address:
      Postal Address:  

1A Vernalls Gardens, Northbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH10 7HT

We would prefer it if you would pay your membership subscription direct to our bank by electronic transfer. Lloyds Bank. Sort Code: 30-99-12. Account no: 01077089. Please use your surname as reference and also complete and return the form with your contact details. Cheques should be made payable to EDBKA.