Our Members commit to a shared responsibility towards improving the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the honeybee in South Africa.How to become a member
Membership of NBA is open to all persons interested in beekeeping and any activities associated with beekeeping. You do not have to own any hives if you cannot, or do not want to, or feel you are not experienced enough yet in managing bees, but will be welcome to join us at our monthly meetings, field days and beekeeping courses. If you do have beehives you should of course belong to an Association.
Please complete the following form to apply for membership. Alternatively you can download and email your application form.
The Association is established with the aims and objectives of: -
It is strongly advised that third party insurance is taken out once a member has own hives. NBA has an insurance agreement with a broker for beekeepers.
No, you can register at SABIO once you have become a member.
No minimum age is stipulated by the Constitution. The application for a minor will be reviewed by the Committee for approval.
Once a member has hives, registration with DAFF is necessary as the laws on beekeeping are regulated by DAFF.
Start with only a few hives until experienced has been gained. Many hives managed with no experience or training can result in loss of swarms due to trial and error.
Any member may be part of multiple beekeeping associations.
No previous beekeeping experience or having your own hives are required to become a member.