Members

Becoming a member of SBKA has many benefits: 

  • Meeting other people who are interested in bees and beekeeping - some with years of experience, some just starting out

  • Insurance for up to three hives (more hives can be added for a small extra cost). This insurance includes cover against Public Liability and bee diseases resulting in bees and equipment being destroyed

  • Discount on the cost of training activities run by the SBKA.

  • Access to expert training and advice at the branch apiary.

  • Free attendance at regular Branch Meetings as posted on our website.

  • Invaluable social and formal contact with other local beekeepers which will undoubtedly improve your beekeeping skills.

  • Monthly SBKA newsletter

  • Membership of Gloucestershire Beekeepers' Association (GBKA), which includes GBKA newsletter.

  • Membership of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA), which includes BBKA Monthly News.

  • Priority on swarm allocation when conditions are met

If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary.

SBKA Apiary is located at Stroud Slad Farm, Slad Ln, The Vatch, Stroud GL6 7LE.

We are kindly using land from Stroud Slad Farm so please be respectful while visiting.

For members attending the apiary, parking is best at the end of Summer Street and then to walk up the lane to the apiary as there is no parking at the farm or in the apiary site

There are 2 directions to the apiary from either side of Stroud.

Directions can be found below:

Directions from Waitrose side of Stroud

Directions from Tesco side Stroud