SBKA Membership Application/ Renewal ... 1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sept 2020
Please note that the membership year starts 1 October. If you are joining after 30 May and you don't have bees yet and don't intend to keep bees until the following year you can elect to postpone your Full Membership until 1 October. As long as you pay the Full Membership fee in advance you can be a Social member of SBKA from 1 June to 30 September free of charge, with Full Membership coming into effect 1 October.
*Full membership @ £38.00 gives you all the benefits of BBKA membership, including the monthly magazine and insurance. The insurance is only applicable if you keep bees or if you intend to start keeping bees this year.
*Partner members @ £31.50 as above but only one copy of BBKA News is sent to the relevant address – a “partner” in this context is anyone living at the same address – partner, spouse, offspring, sibling or friend
*Country member - If you do not keep bees (and therefore don’t need the insurance) but still want to receive the BBKA magazine, then you could be a Country Member @ £28.50
*Social member - SBKA only is £19 and applicable to those who are already members of another beekeeping association or only wish to join SBKA without also being a member elsewehere
*Junior membership is £9.50. We do not normally accept Junior Members without a parent or guardian also being a member.
*Friend of Sheffield Beekeepers' Association is £10. This is for people who would like to show their support to beekeeping in Sheffield but do not wish to be members with voting rights.
If you are unsure of which type of membership you want please write to
with any queries
If you wish to become a member this year then please complete this form and select the "join immediately" option under membership start date. Your membership will cease 30 September and you will have to renew 1 October.
A note about our membership fees:
Our fee level is agreed at the AGM held in the previous year, so the fees shown here were set in November 2017. The greater part of the membership fee goes to BBKA.
Sheffield BKA offers free membership for juniors but there is still the BBKA capitation fee which makes the cost of junior membership £9.50.
BBKA number (if known)
Please leave blank if you are joining for the first time or you don't know your membership number. (Applies only to Full, Partner or Country Members)
Please use "Title Case", e.g. "McBeekeeper". It will help us not to have to retype.
Please use "Title Case", e.g. "Queenie". It will help us not to have to retype.
Address line 1
Please use capitals where they are normally found!
Address line 2
Address line 3
Please give your preferred email address. Please note that we do not automatically add you to our mailing list. You can add your name to receive newsletters on our "Contact us" page.
Please put a space after the 4th character
including STD code, and please put a space after the STD code
please choose the type of membership
F - Full Member £38.00
P - Partner member (at same address as full member) £31.50
C - Country Member (not keeping bees) £28.50
S - Social Member (If already a full member at another BKA, please confirm the name of the affiliated association below) £19.00
J - Junior Member (18th birthday falls after 1 Oct 2019) £9.50
R - Friend of SBKA (no voting rights) £10.00
X - Not joining now, just registering my interest
Membership of other BKA
Please indicate if you are a member elsewhere
Not a member elsewhere
Membership start date
Please indicate relevant start date (see text box at top for further information)
Renewal - please renew my membership
Immediately - please start my membership immediately. I understand that I will have to pay again 1 October
Please delay my full membership until 1 October. I understand that I will have free membership of SBKA from now until 30 September (applicable only after 30 May)
Agree to Association Rules
I agree to abide by any Association Rules as adopted by the committee and do all I can to promote the interests of beekeeping.
Children & Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy
I am aware of the SBKA Child Protection Policy and agree to follow the recommended procedures where they might apply to me.
Agree to storage of personal data
I understand that the information about me that the SBKA has will be stored on paper and computer records. This information will be used by the SBKA solely for purposes directly relating to its activities and as a non-profit organization the SBKA is therefore exempt from having to notify the Information Commissioner or to appear on a public register. The information will, where appropriate, be shared with the BBKA, BeeCraft and Bee Keepers’ Quarterly for purposes of membership records, arranging insurance and managing subscriptions, respectively, and may be passed on to the National Bee Unit, (a section of DEFRA) should it be requested. The SBKA may not pass on or sell information to any other body unless legally obliged to do so.
Share personal data with NBU
To keep our members informed and help protect our colonies from serious bee diseases our membership list is forwarded to the Regional Bee Inspector. Please note that this is to help prevent the spread of disease from our bees. If you change your mind in the future please let us know.
Please pass on my name and address to the National Bee Unit
I do not wish my details to be passed on to the National Bee Unit
UK tax payer
GIFT AID DONATION: I want to Gift Aid my membership fee and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to SBKA. I confirm that I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.
Please indicate the total of your payment including the voluntary contribution and the fee for a partner or someone else (Insert nil if payment made with partner's form. )
Also paying for
If you made one payment to include someone else, please enter their name here
Please indicate how you have paid. It is essential that payment is made or sent at the same time as filling out this form. Your membership will only be registered on receipt of payment. If paying by BACS and your bank doesn't allow you to enter your own reference, please email
giving the reference generated by your bank's system and stating when and how much paid. It is much easier for us if you could make your payment by GoCardless - it means that renewal is automatic next year but you can cancel at any time.
I have paid through GoCardless and I understand my payment will go through at the beginning of next month.
BACS: The Co-operative Bank a/c name: Sheffield Beekeepers’ Association sort code: 08 92 99 a/c no. : 65843891 (please reference your BACS payment with surname)
Cheque, made payable to Sheffield BKA, and send to RJ, Treasurer SBKA, 43 Holbrook Road, Sheffield S13 8AW
Cash, paid to the treasurer
Previously paid (application submitted on paper copy)
DATE OF PAYMENT
Please enter the date you made the payment or sent a cheque or state when & how you will pay. Note that your membership commences only when your payment is recorded in our bank account.
Membership card, welcome pack and receipt
Your Sheffield BKA membership card will be sent as an electronic attachment together with a summary of the details you have entered. Please check this carefully and let us know if there are any corrections required. The SBKA electronic welcome pack is now available from our web site - it has details of our two apiaries and the monthly meeting venue plus some guidance on getting started with the right equipment and how to get discounts.
I'll download the e-Welcome pack from the web site
Please tick if you wish to receive newsletters. If you do not opt in to these we will only communicate with you on direct matters relating to your membership - so you would not receive news, notice of events, equipment for sale or upcoming training opportunities.The newsletters are generally monthly with the odd extra one when the situation demands and training news as and when our registration pages are open.
Comments/ Questions/ Notes
Please use this box to add any notes or comments or to ask any questions regarding membership
Notes on Gift Aid
Please notify us 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.
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