Joining the High Weald Bee Keepers' Association (HWBKA) also provides you with membership of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) and the Sussex Beekeepers' Association.
As well as affiliation to the SBKA and the BBKA, full membership provides Bee Keepers with Third Party Insurance cover, and includes Bee Disease Insurance for 3 hives through BDI. You can extend the cover to more hives for a further fee. As a member of the BBKA you also get the monthly BBKA magazine - BBKA News, which is a treasure trove of useful information and in itself worth the subscription.
Our own local newsletter, the Wealden Apiarist, comes out every two months, by e-mail.
You also get access to the Association Library, the use of our rental equipment and the opportunity to attend monthly meetings. As you can see (page right) we also have a Facebook page where members can share experiences, photographs etc.
There are various levels of participation, Full Membership which includes family members living at the same address for social activities, Junior Membership is for those under 18 yrs, Associate Membership for those who are already a member of another affiliated Beekeeping Association, and Partner Membership, more details of which can be found in the Membership Guide
Note: for those taking our Beginners Course membership is included in the course fee.
Should you have any concerns or questions you cannot find answers to in this website please don't hesitate to e-mail the Secretary & they will resolve the issue.
If you're not sure which association you should join, below is a map from the Sussex Beekeepers Association which shows how the region is divided up - just click on the area you are interested in to get to their local association website.