The Melksham Beekeepers are affiliated to both the Wiltshire Beekeeping Association and the British Beekeepers Association, representing members at county and national levels.
The branch has been in existence for about seventy years and at present has approx 90 members from all walks of life. The MBKA offer many benefits to both the established beekeeper and the complete novice. A large number of our members have many years of practical beekeeping experience and this valuable resource is freely available to new beekeepers.
The MBKA holds 11 monthly informal meetings with interesting and informative talks, demonstrations and presentations at Broughton Gifford Village Hall, Melksham, Wilts.on the last Monday evening of the month (except Bank Holidays when the meeting is brought forward a week)
The MBKA organises training courses at all levels at the branch teaching apiary at Rowde, near Devizes.
Membership levels and benefits:
Entitled to attend all monthly meetings
Free access to the branch lending library
Discounted hire of branch extracting equipment
Friendship and help from fellow beekeepers
Free advice on all beekeeping matters
Membership to the British Beekeepers Association,
which represents beekeepers at a national level
Receive 7 issues of newsletter The BBKA News
Public & Products Liability Insurance, to limit of £5 million
Brood disease insurance from BDI for up to 3 colonies
Access to the BBKA visual aids and slide library
Discounted entrance fee to Spring Convention
Access to the BBKA Examination scheme
Membership to the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association
Receive four copies per year of Wiltshire newsletter Honeybee Times
Attend any meetings organised by any of the five county branches
Free access to all educational courses arranged by the branch