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If you are new to beekeeping then we would encourage you to attend one of our New Beekeeper Courses.  

On completion of one of these courses, you will automatically become a member of Leeds Beekeepers Association.


Membership is open to anyone wishing to join the Association.  The membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December.  

Membership of the association will give you the following advantages:

  • The fellowship of other beekeepers with whom you can enjoy beekeeping through the exchange of views and experiences.

  • Help and advice on any aspect of beekeeping.

  • Monthly winter meetings from September to March

  • Summer outdoor demonstrations and master classes on practical beekeeping at Temple Newsam.

  • The YBKA monthly newsletter (Full members only).

  • The BBKA monthly newsletter by post (full, partner and school membership).

  • Access to the Association's library with books and videos, which may be borrowed free of charge.

  • The opportunity to borrow a honey extractor and use of the honey extracting room at Temple Newsam – free of charge.

  • The opportunity to sell honey through the association.

  • Membership of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association and British Beekeepers' Association with the opportunity to take BBKA qualifying examinations.

  • Public liability insurance via membership of the British Beekeepers Association

  • Access to discounted beekeeping supplies

The Membership categories are Individual, Partner, Associate, Social and School. 



Contact our Membership Secretary for further information or click the buttons below to join online or renew an existing membership.



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