Affifliated? However, the sub-branches (i.e. un-affifliated) in the Devon Beekeepers are from about 30 strong upwards. The largest is North Devon with well over a hundred.affifliated
Things have moved on a bit. Devon had 916 in 2009 according to BBKA yearbook. I bet it's over 1000 today. Even lowly Worcestershire has over 400, up from a low of about 150 just 3 or 4 years ago.Devon and Yorkshire are the two biggest affiliated directly to the BBKA. Devon has over 600 members, not sure about Yorkshire but probably something simliar. The smallest directly affifliated might be something like Vale and Downland with about 40.
My own local association is part of Devon Beekeepers and has just over 60 members.
Blimey, you can see why the larger counties dominate the voting. Our club alone has 200, and their are a further 7 clubs in Surrey, and then Central Sussex are co-opted into Surrey as well I think. The vast differences in numbers is interesting.Cornwall BKA has around 300 members, West Cornwall BKA has around 200 members I believe.
Not sure yet on 'local' groups. Should probably get an idea of 2 groups next week.