Ryedale Beekeepers – RBKA



The online Membership Survey results are now available [RBKA 2017 Survey Results as a pdf file or RBKA 2017 Survey Results as a PowerPoint file]

Thanks to all those that contributed


Check out this link to the BBKA website – Asian Hornet

Now is the time to get those Nelson Hornet Traps out.

More information on the pest and the issues may be found here

About us…

RyedaleP1020982 Beekeepers Association [RBKA] members live between Sutton Bank, Thornton le Dale,  Swinton and the southern dales of the North York Moors. Indoor meetings are held in Wombleton Village Hall and in nearby villages with other local societies. Full and Partner Members benefit from its affiliation to the Yorkshire and British Beekeepers Associations. It is governed by a concise Constitution.

 Activities currently include:


Membership usually runs annually from the AGM in November. If you wish to join at other times of the year, it can be arranged. Subscriptions are currently:

  • Full member £26.00 – registered members with complete access to British Beekeeping Association [BBKA] and Yorkshire Beekeeping Association [YBKA] resources and DSC_0114public liability insurance
  • Partner member £19.50 – living at the same address as a Full Member with the same benefits but no BBKA Newsletter
  • Associate Member £4.00 – for people who do not keep bees, who are already a member of another Beekeeping Association or who do not wish for YBKA or BBKA affiliation and benefits

Details of the rights and benefits of the different classes of membership may be found in the  Constitution as an Annex or are also availble as a separate table [Membership Classes].


The Association has a full programme of indoor and outdoor activities, which include guest speakers, joint meetings with other groups and societies and apiary visits. The 2017 Programme includes technical and general topics and the apiary visits include a trip to the Moors – weather permitting!

For further information, please contact: ryedalebees@btinternet.com



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