Club membership


Membership applications are now due for the year 2023-24. Full (registered) membership of Dartford beekeepers confers automatic membership if the Kent Bee-keepers' Association and the British Beekeepers Association. Membership is annual starting in October. This year existing members who wish to renew can do so online using the link emailed to them, but those who wish to apply in the usual way may fill out this form:
Dartford_full_year_membership_form_2023-24.pdf
New members wishing to join should use this form
Dartford_part_year_membership_form_2023-24.pdf



BBKA insurance is Public Liability insurance for damage to property in connection with Beekeeping activities and Products Liability insurance relating to sale of hive products. Bee Disease Insurance covers the beekeeper for destruction of bees and equipment by the authorities because of notifiable diseases such as European or American foulbrood.



Classes of membership

Class Fee Benefits
Registered membership £55.00
  • Dartford membership
  • BBKA membership
  • BBKA insurance
  • Bee disease insurance*
  • BBKA news
  • BeeCraft magazine
New applicants joining after January should use the part-year membership form and can pay £27.50 for all the benefits above except BeeCraft magazine, which can optionally be purchased for £2.29 per month.
Friend membership £5
  • Dartford membership
Junior membership Free**
  • Dartford membership
  • BBKA membership
  • BBKA insurance
  • Bee disease insurance*
  • BBKA news
  • BeeCraft magazine

*Members with more than three hives must pay an extra premium
**Applicants must be 18 or under on October 1st

Other classes of membership are available and are detailed on the membership forms.
Please send completed membership forms to the membership secretary, Alan English, either as paper copies or scanned images, and make payment by cheque or BACS. Details are shown on the form.