The Central Association of Bee-Keepers (CABK) enables beekeepers and others interested in bees and other social insects to keep in touch with the latest research and ideas about bees and related topics. It acts as a bridge between the beekeeper and the scientist.

The CABK is unique. It invites as its speakers those who are acknowledged experts, both nationally and internationally, in their fields.

The CABK organises more than ten lectures each year. A Spring Conference is held in London or elsewhere, and an Autumn Conference in the Midlands. A Social Evening, also with a speaker, is held during the National Honey Show.

The CABK publishes and distributes free to its members a selection of the lectures given to the association. These lecture booklets are offered for sale to other beekeepers, and additional copies may be purchased by members at a reduced rate. When you first join the CABK you will receive three recent booklets.

The CABK was founded in its present form in 1945 by members of the British Beekeepers’ Association and is a specialist member association of the BBKA.

Most members of the CABK are also members of their county or district beekeeping associations. The role of the CABK is complementary to the local associations.

Single membership: £15, Dual membership (2 at same address) : £18, Corporate membership: £20.

Membership runs for a year from January 1st.  Subscriptions paid by new members on or after the first day of October cover the period to 31st December the following year.

Purchase Membership Online.

If you would prefer to pay by Direct Debit, we can now set those up via the GoCardless website at:

Postal Applications

Please download and print out the form (PDF) and send it with payment to the Treasurer: Mr Harold Cloutt, Corriemulzie, Netherfield, Battle, Sussex, TN33 9PY.