BBKA Insurance

Members of the OBKA are also members of the BBKA and through them automatically have insurance.

Public Liability Insurance

A Registered, Partner, Honorary and Junior member of the BBKA is covered by the insurance policy that the BBKA takes out for our members. The Public & Product Liability Policy relates to beekeeping activities of members in the UK and has a £10,000,000 limit of liability.

A Public & Product Liability Policy confirmation letter is available for members attending farmers markets etc., where proof of cover is required. This should be shown in conjunction with your receipt for BBKA membership emailed to you by your membership secretary.

Please go to to access the insurance documents – you will need your membership number.

For more information please download and read the BBKA FAQ document on their insurance cover:

What is the BBKA insurance 2021.pdf

Bee Diseases Insurance

BDI is a member organisation, separate to the BBKA, made up of Member Associations. The minimum payable by each Member Association to BDI Ltd, as a condition of membership, is £2 per annum for each of its beekeeping members which insures 1-3 colonies.

BDI insurance becomes effective each year from the time that the member’s association receives his or her membership subscription and any additional BDI premium is received. Premiums are paid in respect of the calendar year, 1st January to 31st December, irrespective of the date on which they are actually paid. However, cover will not commence until 40 days have elapsed from the payment of the premium, where such payment is made after 31st March. This is known as the 40-day rule.

BDI should not be confused with the insurance provided by the BBKA as part of its Registered Membership package. (See Public Liability Insurance, above).