If you run a beekeeping branch, association or organisation then you can apply to join our bulk subscription scheme.

What is the Bee Craft Bulk Subscription Scheme?

The Bee Craft bulk subscription scheme sees members of participating not-for-profit branches, associations or organisations receive discounted subscriptions to Bee Craft.

This saving can be passed on to your members in its entirety, or partially to allow for funds to be raised for your not-for-profit activities. Bee Craft does not need to be informed on how you plan on passing on the savings, we simply ask you to be mindful of your members and ensuring that their interests are maintained.

On top of this, branches, associations or organisations running the Bee Craft bulk subscription scheme for their members are eligible to 10% off purchases of 10 books or more from our website. These books can be used internally or shared out to your members as part of training courses for example.

There is a wider benefit to your branch, if you run training events, courses or shows then Bee Craft can supply you with back copies of our magazine to give out to your attendees as a reference for their learning and ultimately to encourage a greater understanding of bees.

Bulk Subscription Scheme FAQs

To join Bee Craft’s bulk subscription scheme you must be a beekeeping branch or association. Alternatively, you can be a not-for-profit beekeeping organisation or charity.

For confirmation on whether you qualify for this scheme then please email secretary@bee-craft.com with your details.

Yes, all branches, organisations or organisations involved in our bulk subscription scheme must have 10 or more members subscribing to Bee Craft via their branch, association or organisation.

Once your involvement in the scheme has been confirmed by Bee Craft the nominated point of contact within your branch, association or organisation will receive login details to our online bulk subscriber management centre.

This is a secure, easy to use and GDPR compliant online tool which allows you to add, edit and delete your member’s subscriptions to Bee Craft.

We ask that any additions, amendments or deletions are made by the deadline set each month for the upcoming editions. These deadlines are set around our own printer’s deadline, further information on these deadlines will be provided when you join the scheme and are shown on the online bulk subscriber management centre.

Your branch, association or organisation will be given a 12-month Bee Craft subscription cycle, this is agreed with you when you join the scheme. We recommend it runs in-line with your own membership year to make it easier to gain payment from your members.

All members added at the start of this 12-month cycle will receive a full 12-month subscription to Bee Craft and your branch, association or organisation will be invoiced accordingly. Should any of your members wish to join part way through the year then they will start from the next published edition and your branch, association or organisation is invoiced pro-rata.

A table showing the breakdown of editions and costs for joining part way through the subscription cycle can be provided when you join the scheme.

All subscriptions requested by your branch, association or organisation are invoiced directly to your branch, association or organisation the month of the subscription request. We do not accept individual payments from each member of your branch, association or organisation.

It is therefore entirely up to you whether you gain payment from your members for their subscription ahead of this invoice or afterwards – however, Bee Craft recommends you seek payment when your member informs you they wish to subscribe.

All invoices sent by Bee Craft are sent with 30-day payment terms. Invoices can be paid via BACs or cheques.

If you believe that a member of your branch is already subscribing to Bee Craft as an individual or as a member of another branch then you should get in touch with the Bee Craft administrator.

Should they already be subscribing as an individual then our administrator can add them to your branch when their current subscription expires. As per question 4 in this FAQs, this member will then be invoiced to your branch pro-rata based on how many editions remain on your branch's subscription cycle.

Should they be subscribing via a different branch then our administrator can liase with the other branch and the inidvidual to seek approval for their transfer from the next edition of Bee Craft Magazine. As per question 4 in this FAQs, this member will then be invoiced to your branch pro-rata based on how many editions remain on your branch's subscription cycle.

Your members can opt for either a printed subscription or a digital subscription to Bee Craft via the bulk subscription scheme.

Please note that all of our printed subscriptions come with a complimentary digital subscription so that your printed subscribers can access their magazines on the go.

Should your members wish to cancel their subscription part way through the subscription year then you simply need to log into your branch management admin area and change their record to cancelled. 

This must be done before the upcoming edition deadline, if so then your branch, association or organisation will be credited the outstanding subscription cost. This credit can then be applied to other member’s subscriptions or products in our shop.

Any branch, association or organisation can join Bee Craft’s bulk subscription scheme. We currently have branches, associations and organisations throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

If you are interested in subscribing to Bee Craft via a bulk subscription scheme then we suggest contacting your local bee keeping branches, associations and not-for-profit organisations. They will be able to inform you whether they are involved in Bee Craft’s bulk subscription scheme.

Alternatively if you contact our administrator via secretary@bee-craft.com with your location we will be able to inform you of where your nearest scheme is run from.

Please note that BBKA Kent and Surrey branches receive Bee Craft magazine as part of their membership.

Yes, if you were previously a part of Bee Craft’s bulk subscription scheme then you can re-join. To re-join you simply need to apply via our administrator, email secretary@bee-craft.com with your details.

If you would like to know more about Bee Craft’s bulk subscription scheme then check out or FAQs below, or contact our Administrator directly via secretary@bee-craft.com.