Why join?

27 reasons why you should belong to the Association!

  1. Seven evening lecture meetings, at Craig y Don Community Centre, Llandudno, on the last Tuesday of the month from September to April. Free refreshments.
  2. Membership of the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA).
  3. Free bee disease insurance for your first three hives. This covers American Foul Brood and European Foul Brood. Insurance for additional hives is available.
  4. Assistance with access to oil seed rape and heather sites.
  5. WBKA Welsh Beekeeper magazine four times a year.
  6. Access to locally raised strains of honeybee.
  7. Beeswax foundation, frames, honey jars and beehive floor mesh at members’ discount prices.
  8. Owners’ liability insurance up to £5m. Your most essential benefit!
  9. Product liability insurance up to £5m.
  10. Regular newsletters and updates.
  11. Training meetings with the bees at the Conwy BKA apiary at Tal y Cafn, every three weeks, April to September, Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
  12. Mentoring for new beekeepers.
  13. Varroa treatments at low prices.
  14. All the help you need to control varroa, and regular updates on varroa research.
  15. Association Honey Show in October.
  16. Conwy Honey Fair on 13th September and Conwy Seed Fair on 26th March, organized by Conwy BKA.
  17. E-mail updates.
  18. Two honey extracting kits for hire.
  19. Heather honey press for hire.
  20. Fifteen nucleus hives for hire.
  21. Access to swarms of bees.
  22. Evening course for new beekeepers in association with the National Beekeeping Centre for Wales at the Henfaes Research Centre, just off the A55 at Abergwyngregyn near Llanfairfechan.
  23. Association website www.conwybeekeepers.org.uk
  24. Honey selling opportunities at Conwy Feast every October.
  25. 10% discount at Fragile Planet beekeeping supplies, Oswestry www.fragile-planet.co.uk
  26. Discount sugar and other shopping at Booker, Llandudno Junction
  27. Access to clean secondhand beekeeping equipment.

All we ask in return is that you pay your subscriptions promptly and support our activities.

Compiled by Peter McFadden, updated August 2013.

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