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Membership Benefits

By joining OBKA, you will benefit from being a part of the Oxfordshire beekeeping community with a wealth of knowledge and experience on tap. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional beekeeper, a membership of OBKA offer a range of practical advice and services. If you have any questions about membership, please contact our Membership Secretary Phil Sharman using the form on the 'Contact Us' page.

Education

OBKA runs an annual taster session and practical Beginners' Courses at our teaching apiary. We also conduct the BBKA Basic Assessment, the first rung on the BBKA qualifications ladder.

BBKA Membership

OBKA members also become members of the British Beekeepers Association and benefit from their insurance policies.

Networking

As an OBKA member you can join us for a full programme of events and meetings. It's a fun and sociable way to pick up tips from other members and to progress your learning.

Equipment

The Association has a manual honey extractor and a steam wax extractor which are available to members. OBKA also provides assistance in the purchase or disposal of unwanted stocks, swarms and secondhand equipment.

Publications

We publish a monthly newsletter and members have access to an expanding Library of books, videos and posters.

Join Here

Joining the OBKA costs £27 (2018).

Please download, print and complete the Oxfordshire Beekeepers Association Membership Form 2018 to join the Association:

MS Word format: OBKA-Membership-Application-Form-2018-v1.2

As a .PDF: OBKA-Membership-Application-Form-2018-v1.2

Payment is by Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Contact Phil Sharman, Chairman, for electronic payment enquiries (Tel. 01869 340626 or email with contact form).

Please make cheques payable to: Oxfordshire Beekeepers’ Association (OBKA) and mail with completed Membership Form to:

Phil Sharman
124 North Street,
Middle Barton, Chipping Norton,
OXON, OX7 7DA.