NOTE THIS IS FOR BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATIONS ONLY - NOT INDIVIDUALS
INDIVIDUALS DO NOT GAIN DISCOUNTED MEMEBRSHIP FOR BEING AN ABA MEMBER
Affiliated beekeeping organisations (formerly local associations) gain insurance and compensation cover for up to 40 colonies, can also benefit from being part of the SBA network for information flow to beekeepers in Scotland, have their existence, their swarm control contacts and their training courses advertised on our web site, take part in an annual meeting specifically for discussion of the concerns of affiliated associations, and are represented by the SBA at regular meetings with government.
For clarity, ABA public liability insurance cover applies to unattended bee hives only whereas compensation cover for the loss of colonies operates in the same way as the cover for individual members. Public liability insurance for hives being manipulated at ABA apiaries only comes with the individual SBA membership of the beekeeper involved.
The cost of Affiliated Beekeeping Association Membership begins at £17.50 for local associations with fewer than 50 members. If your association has more than 50 members then the cost for Affiliated Beekeeping Association Membership is £35.