Ryedale Beekeepers – RBKA

Beekeeping for Beginners – 2018   is HERE!!!

Check out the Training page for further details!!

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:

  • Registered member £26.00 – Members of RBKA who are registered with the British Beekeeping Association [BBKA] and Yorkshire Beekeeping Association [YBKA] and have full access to their resources and DSC_0114public liability insurance
  • Partner member £19.50 – living at the same address as a Registered Member with the same benefits but no BBKA Newsletter
  • Associate Member £4.00 – full membership of RBKA aimed at those who do not keep bees but have an interest in beekeeping, 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 are availble as a table [ RBKA Membership Classes 2017].


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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