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Richmond Beekeepers Association in North Yorkshire
Richmond and District Beekeepers' Association, North Yorkshire




RDBKA Members' Area



RDBKA Membership

About membership

The subscription for Full Membership to the Association is £30 per annum.

From this we send £22 to the Yorkshire Beekeepers' Association, of which £19 is then allocated to the British Beekeepers' Association. Through this affiliation with the BBKA, a member is covered for Third Party Public Liability Insurance and Products Insurance.

From the subscription a further £2 is paid to Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI), which covers beekeepers for up to 3 colonies in respect of losses caused by statutorily notifiable honeybee diseases and pests.

Additional colonies can be insured on payment of further premiums (the rates are available upon request from the Treasurer):- all colonies within the same apiary must be insured. Insurance is valid Jan-Dec but payments made after 31st March only give cover after 40 days. This is not meant to discourage beginners merely to explain what happens to your subscription. NB: The annual renewal date for all memberships is October (no matter when you join in that year).

Friends of the Association who attend Apiary meetings, courses, and lectures or wish to be included on the Newsletter mailing list, are asked to donate £10 per annum. The cost of becoming a 'Friend' of the Association is automatically included for those who apply for the RDBKA Beginners' Courses. This does not give Insurance Cover or affiliation to other Associations.

Application for membership

You can download and print this paper application form (240kb pdf download) and send it with payment by post or use form on this page.


Cheques payable to “Richmond and District BKA” can be posted to the Treasurer, or you can pay electronically:

Sort code: 40-38-19
Account no: 50701629
Account name: Richmond & District Beekeepers’ Association
Reference: Your surname

Treasurer: Mr Ron Lightfoot
DL11 6BN

Subscription rates are as follows: please pay the rate for the maximum number of hives you anticipate having next year.


RDBKA subs including BDI premiums

1 - 3


4 - 5


6 - 10


11 - 15


16 - 20


21 - 25


26 - 30


31 - 35


36 - 39




Data protection & opt-out declaration:

RDBKA holds information on all its members as follows:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • e-mail addresses
  • Subscription payment details [including Gift Aid & number of hives]

For some members of the Association additional information is held concerning:

  • Association offices & responsibilities undertaken
  • Examination results
  • Locations of apiary sites.

RDBKA discloses personal data to the following:

  • BBKA & YBKA: Names, addresses, membership classification
  • Bee Diseases Insurance Limited: Names, addresses, email addresses, number of hives
  • Regional Bee Inspector: Names and addresses on request
  • HMRC: (only for those who have signed a Gift Aid form) Names, house name/number, post code, date subscription paid and amount.

If you wish to opt-out of any disclosure of your information to third parties other than those detailed above, please check the box on the form.

Gift aid declaration:

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.

Please notify the charity or CASC if you:

  • Want to cancel this declaration
  • Change your name or home address
  • No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):

By becoming a Full member of Richmond and District Beekeepers’ association you automatically become a member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers’ Association and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The YBKA and BBKA will receive your contact details and the BBKA will send you a Welcome Pack.

For both Full and Friend Memberships:

Richmond and District Beekeepers’ Association (RDBKA) undertakes to collect and use your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest as a beekeeping association. We use the data for the administration of your membership, the communication of information and the organisation of events, training courses, assessments and exams.

This information will be recorded in our membership database. Our membership is shared with the Yorkshire Beekeepers’ Association (YBKA), which is our County Association and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping Honeybees and the beekeepers that look after them.

Your personal data is not passed on by us for use by any other third parties, whether or not they are connected with beekeeping. Full information about our Data Use Policies, including how you can see what data we hold about you, how you can limit its use and how you can ask for inaccuracies in data to be corrected, may be found at and the BBKA’s equivalent information is at

PLEASE NOTE: When an association creates a new member’s record, the association has the ability to make changes to that record on behalf of the member.

Membership form

Membership type

Please indicate if you are joining as a:

(If you're renewing with no changes to your details we need only your name & email)

Your details

Data protection opt-out declaration

Gift aid declaration

I would like to Gift Aid my subscription. Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made:

In the past 4 years
In the future

Please tick all boxes you wish to apply.

GDPR Declarations and Confirmation

I confirm that the information I have provided is accurate.
I confirm that I have understood and accepted the Association’s Privacy Policy. RDBKA Privacy Policy
I confirm my consent to my image being used by the Association to promote both RDBKA and the BBKA.
I confirm my consent to my personal data being shared by RDBKA with the Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) scheme for the purposes of joining this service.
I confirm my consent to my personal contact data and apiary locations being shared by RDBKA with the Regional Bee Inspector, on request, to inform me of the outbreak of any notifiable diseases.


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