Membership

Bees on Finger

DUES FREEZE FOR 2022:   January 1, 2022 is the beginning of the membership year.  RIBA has decided to put a freeze on collecting dues for the year to help those affected by COVID. All current members have been marked as paid up until Jan 1, 2023. Anyone who had already paid their 2022 dues has been credited for all of 2023. This does not affect anyone who was granted membership as part of their 2022 Beginner Bee School tuition.

RIBA will still accept voluntary payments if you wish to make them (with gratitude).

Dues are still only $15.00  per year for an individual or family/members of the household at the same address. New Members please send your name, address, phone number to the address below; here is a printable form if you wish to use it: RIBA Membership Form

Life Member Status – “Life Member” shall be given to a member who has reached the age of 70 and has paid dues consecutively for the previous five years. No dues will be required.  See any Executive Board Member.

  • RIBA
    PO Box 61, East Greenwich, RI 02818

The fiscal year ends December 31.

NOTE:  Whether you pay on-line or by check, we must have your phone number.  Include it in the message area of PayPal or write it on the membership form above.   We will not contact you unless it is absolutely necessary, and there is no other way to reach you.  We treat your information the way we want ours to be treated.  Be assured that we do not share your information with anyone,  we do not send unnecessary correspondence, and we will never try to sell you anything.

Benefits of  a $15 Membership:
  • Collaborating with and learning from other experienced beekeepers at monthly meetings
  • Affiliation with other organizations: Eastern Apiculture Society, American Beekeeping Federation, Agriculture Council of Rhode Island, RI Audubon Society
  • Participation in local fairs and other events to promote beekeeping and sell honey
  • Access to the Association’s extractors (small rental fee) and other equipment
  • Receive RIBA news and communications
  • Discounts on Spring and Fall Banquet tickets where you will see special guest speakers
  • Discount on intermediate Bee School
  • Automatic family/household membership at the same address.
  • Honey Extractor Rental – Need to be a CURRENT member and have dues paid for the  current year to rent. See more info on Shopping Cart page
Reasons why you may not be getting email notices: 
  1. You haven’t paid your dues and the grace period had expired.   Yes, you can still send it in to the address above and be completely reinstated.
  2. Your email provider is treating email from ribeekeepers@gmail.com as junk mail and puts it in your spam folder.   You can remedy this by adding ribeekeeper@ribeekeeper.org  to your address list and/or removing any prior accidental spam designation.  Please note that this address is not intended to receive correspondence from you; for specific communications see the Contacts  page.
  3. Certain email providers (Verizon for example) have mailbox size limits and will reject all your mail when you have exceeded your limit.  Follow up with them to see what you can do to keep this from happening.

If you still feel that something is wrong on our end, please email Membership Services.