About Surrey Beekeepers Association
British beekeeping is unusual in that it is mostly undertaken by enthusiastic amateurs. The main organisation supporting this is the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The BBKA is made up of area associations. Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is one of the largest area associations. It was founded in 1879, is a registered charity (1026386), and has over 1000 members.
Surrey Local Associations
Beekeeping is organised at a local level and area associations are broken down into smaller divisions. Within SBKA, we have eight local divisions covering the whole of Surrey. Most activities are organised by the local divisions. To find out more about your local division please select the division nearest to you from the list below.
SBKA Organisation and Structure
Surrey Beekeepers Association is a registered charity. Its membership is made up of all the members of each of the eight local Surrey divisions. The SBKA has a chairperson, secretary and treasurer, as well as one trustee and one council member from each of the local divisions.
It has four committee meetings per year and an AGM that is open to all SBKA members. It is a forum for sharing information between the divisions, selecting delegates to the BBKA Annual Delegates Meeting, disseminating information from the BBKA, and planning and coordinating education and training initiatives.
If you want to find out more about the organisation of SBKA, please contact your division trustee or council representative. The names of the current officers and trustees can be found towards the end of each year’s AGM minutes, where the election voting results are confirmed.
Our constitution can be viewed here.
The latest AGM minutes and set of accounts can be found here.
The Treasurer’s report (archive).