SBKA Membership Application/ Renewal  ...      1 Oct 2020 - 30 Sept 2021
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 as a Full member – partner, spouse, parent, 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.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations): Please note that following the AGM held in November 2020 membership of SBKA is conditional on members agreeing for their contact details to be passed on to the National Bee Unit and agreeing to receive the Association's e-News.
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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)
Title *
Surname *
Please use "Title Case", e.g. "McBeekeeper". It will help us not to have to retype.
forename *
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
Town/City *
postcode *
email address *
Please give your preferred email address. Please note that we do not have an automated method to add you to our mailing list so it may be some time before we update our mailing list. You can add your name to receive newsletters on our "Contact us" page.
Mobile number
Please put a space after the 4th character
landline number
including STD code, and please put a space after the STD code
Membership *
please choose the type of membership
Membership of other BKA *
Please indicate if you are a member elsewhere
Membership start date *
Please indicate relevant start date (see text box at top for further information)
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.
Agree to 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. Following the decision taken at our AGM November 2020 membership of SBKA is conditional on new and renewing members to agree for their contact details to be passed to the NBU
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.
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.
Agree to receive newsletters
 Following the decision taken at our AGM November 2020 membership of SBKA is conditional on new and renewing members to agree to be added to the mailing list for the SBKA e-News. We feel it is a vital part of membership to be kept informed of the Association's activities. The newsletters are generally monthly with the odd extra one when the situation demands.
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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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