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Membership

Welcome to Moray Beekeepers Association (MBA)

Your enjoyment and knowledge of beekeeping will be enhanced through contact with fellow enthusiasts and participation in club events in our area so please come along and join in.

You do not need to have bees to be a member of the association – all you need to have is an interest in beekeeping and conservation.

As a new member you can learn as quickly or slowly as you wish. We have a full programme of events throughout the year, and during the summer months, members can attend the open apiary events at the training apiary where you can further improve your beekeeping skills.

Members are also encouraged to join our weekly apiary inspections over the summer time, please contact our secretary if you wish to do so.

Benefits of Membership

Support and advice from experienced beekeepers and beekeeping experts
Practical demonstrations in the teaching apiary
Monhly member meeting in the apiary over the summer
Free borrow of beesuits/gloves at meetings
Beekeeping talks in winter
Free use of some association equipment (e.g. honey extractors)
Mentorship for new beekeepers
Free use of association library
Access to the S.B.A. Examination Syllabus
Purchase of frames, wax, jars and equipment at discount prices
Purchase of nucleus of bees to new beekeepers at discount prices (depends on availability)
Advice on honeybee conservation and attracting pollinators into your garden
Purchase of beekeeping clothing from BB Wear at discount prices

Beekeeping courses

We run a series of introduction to beekeeping courses for the general public throughout the summer and are running courses and workshops for MBA members at various levels. See the courses page for more details.

Association apiary

MBA runs a training apiary, on farmland near Birnie, and we are grateful to Tarmac for their support with this. The apiary is used for courses, training, and soon to be introduced Queen rearing and bee breeding projects.

Fees
The Annual Subscriptions for members shall become due by 1st March annually, at which time they must be paid to the Treasurer.

There will be five categories of membership by subscription:

  • Full member – £17
  • Full Concession member (over 65s) – £10
  • Youth member (12-16) – £10
  • Junior member (6-11) – Free
  • Conservation Member – £10

If you would like to join us then download our application form here – MBA SCIO membership form 2022