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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, small scale or 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 using the form on the 'Contact Us' page.


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.

Mentoring Scheme

We have a mentoring scheme to support new beekeepers in their first year or so. For more details of the mentoring programme please see this page.


The Association has a manual honey extractor (details in the Members section) which is available to members. OBKA also provides assistance in the purchase or disposal of unwanted stocks, swarms and secondhand equipment via adverts in the Member's Classifieds section.


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

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Joining the OBKA costs £27 (2019).


Please download, print and complete the Oxfordshire Beekeepers Association Membership Form 2019 to join the Association (or renew your membership):


MS Word format: Membership Application Form 2019 v3.1


As a .PDF: Membership Application Form 2019 v3.1


Payment is by Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer.


Contact Phil Sharman, Chairman, for electronic payment enquiries (contact details on the 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,