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Membership Details for 2019
East Devon Branch of the Devon Beekeepers’ Association (DBKA)
UK Registered Charity Number 270675

For NEW members please download 2019 Membership Form and Guidance Notes as:
Word document…    

or PDF file………….    

 

To RENEW membership please download 2019 Renewal Form as:

Word document….    

or PDF file……………    

Contact Membership Secretary:  membership@edbk.co.uk
Contact Treasurer:  treasurer@edbk.co.uk

Membership is open to anyone keeping bees or having an interest in the craft of beekeeping. Members of all categories shall be members of a Branch, and members may participate in the activities of any Branch of DBKA.

The membership year starts on 1 January and ends on 31 December.

The annual subscription for all existing members renewing their subscription is payable in advance of 31 December. Members are not entitled to the benefits of the DBKA during 2019 until their subscription has been paid. Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI) cover is subject to BDI Regulations.  (See page 2 of above file, 2019 Membership Form and Guidance Notes).

A separate membership form is required for each individual.

Membership Classes:

Registered Member – for those individuals who keep bees in their own right and wish to take a full part in all the aspects of the DBKA.

Partner Member – for those individuals who reside at the same address as a Registered Member.

Junior Member – for individuals under the age of 18 years. Junior membership shall cease when the individual attains the age of 18 and shall be automatically and immediately amended to Registered Membership for the remainder of that membership year, without further payment.

DBKA Honorary Member – for those individuals who are elected at a DBKA AGM, either for a limited period or for life, in recognition of past services to beekeeping and the DBKA.  The subscription is payable by the DBKA.

Branch Honorary Member – for those individuals who are elected at a Branch AGM, either for a limited period or for life, in recognition of past services to beekeeping and the Branch.  The subscription is payable by the Branch.

Associate Member – for those individuals who do not keep bees in their own right in the County of Devon, but who wish to participate in DBKA activities, belong to a Branch, and receive Beekeeping Magazine, or are already a BBKA member with another Area Association.

Social Member – for those individuals who do not keep bees in their own right in the County of Devon, who are generally interested in the craft of beekeeping, and wish to participate in DBKA activities primarily at Branch level.

(For further information on categories please consult your Branch Membership Secretary or read the current DBKA Governing Document.)

Registered, Partner and Junior members have BBKA membership, and names and addresses will go on the list of registered members held by BBKA.

Membership Benefits

These are shown on page 2 of above file, 2019 Membership Form and Guidance Notes.

DBKA Privacy Statements – Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that we need your consent to hold your details and to contact you. We will only contact you from time to time with newsletters and news updates relevant to DBKA at large, and to notify you of DBKA, BBKA, and other beekeeping associations’ related events. We will take all reasonable steps to keep your details safe and we will not pass your details on to any other organisation without your explicit consent. The only exceptions to that will be to the associations/agencies required as part of your membership process, and names and addresses only to the DBKA Beekeeping Magazine printing company. Your data is only kept by us while you remain a DBKA member and for a period of one month after your membership lapses to provide you with a chance to renew your existing membership. We may, however, retain data for differing periods of time for different purposes as required by statute or best practices. All DBKA members are free to update their details stored with us at any time through your Branch Membership Secretary.

Your rights

You have the right to request that:

  • Your contact details, other than your name, are not published in the DBKA On-line Member Directory.
  • Your contact details are not passed to the National Bee Unit.

Such requests should be made directly to your Branch Membership Secretary.

Bee Diseases Insurance (through BDI Ltd)

This covers losses due to notifiable bee diseases. Insurance for three colonies is included in Registered Members’ subscription only. Registered Members with more than 3 hives are required to increase the insurance component of their subscription as per the table on page 2 of the 2019 Membership Form and Guidance Notes file above. Please read Note 2 on page 2 concerning the insurance of hives for Partner and Junior members.

All you have to do:

Download the 2019 Membership Form (see links above).

Complete the form and send it, with payment, to the East Devon Membership Secretary: Val Bone, Charandale, Payhembury, Honiton. EX14 3HZ   or use email address above.

Cheques should be made payable to: East Devon Branch – DBKA

IMPORTANT: If paying by bank transfer, email your form to the East Devon Branch Treasurer stating that you have paid electronically (treasurer@edbk.co.uk).