Join the DSBA

Benefits of Joining

You may already be a beekeeper, or you may be thinking about becoming a beekeeper.  Perhaps you simply want to know more about honey bees, their activities and products.  If this is you, please find our membership options below and let us help you to develop your interest and passion. 

For our existing members, we host evening lectures on the first Tuesday of the month from September to April.  These are on a wide range of bee-related topics.  View upcoming evening lectures here.

We support members who wish to enrol in the SBA module exams.  We meet in small study groups to work through the module syllabus together. 

Mentoring for members – Beekeeping is a constant process of learning. We believe that there are a number of beginners and intermediates who don’t know or don’t feel comfortable seeking the support they need to become better beekeepers.  To meet these needs, we have introduced a mentoring service through an online help desk tool.  If you have a question about your colony please don’t hesitate to get in touch here with an outline of your query and one of the mentoring team will respond within 24 hours.

An Active Association

We are an active association, with more than 200 members.  We have meetings throughout the year with summer apiary visits, and winter lectures from experts in various fields. 

Discounts from Suppliers

Membership qualifies you for a discount on equipment purchased through the Thorne’s bulk order which is placed annually, usually in February for delivery in March. 

Heather Site

DSBA has access to a heather site that is local to Dunblane, and we are grateful to the landlord for providing access to the site. Though heather seasons vary from year to year, we are pleased to offer DSBA members the opportunity of a heather honey crop. Ask here for more information.

Supplies and Equipment

Bee feed, nitrile gloves and jars are available to purchase at an attractive price.

The Association has invested in larger, more expensive equipment which is available for members to borrow free of charge.

Your Dream. Our Mission.

Membership Options

Please chose the right membership option for you and you will be taken to the shop to buy your membership.



One Adult membership




Membership for two adults in the same household




Membership for two adults in the same household and their children.