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Guide to Bee Diseases Insurance (BDI)
What are the premium rates?
note the name of an adult who can act on the Junior Member’s behalf in the event of any claim.
(BBKA News, February 2014).
In such circumstances the paper or eReturn receipt should show the Junior members name in the usual way, but the first line of the address should be replaced by ‘Mr A. Adult (on behalf of J. Junior)‘, followed by the address on the remaining lines.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What does BDI cover?
If you suspect your bees may be infected with foul brood you should:
and claims forms not being completed properly.
How does BDI work with the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA), BBKA & the Bee Inspection Service?
How many colonies should I cover?
Should all bees on a communal site be covered?
beekeeper has cover and if not, then do not use the site. Communal BKA sites normally have robust rules, so a check with the apiary manager is all that is required. If the BKA is a BDI member, then it is obliged to collect subscriptions and premiums from all its members so by default all users of the site have the opportunity to be fully covered, but it is still your responsibility to check.
How are the compensation rates calculated?
Am I still covered if I make a claim?
and will be subject to the 40 day rule.
Are Apideas or other mini nucs covered?
Are Snelgroved (& Taranoved) colonies covered?
Why are top bars from TBH/Warre hives not covered?
If I take swarms during the year will they be included?
I have just bought some bees that have foul brood; what do I do?
The banding means I insure for more colonies than I have; why?
Will the compensation be paid if I under state the number of my colonies?
nowadays. However, the managers of our schemes have always dealt with cases on an individual basis, exercising discretion where appropriate and where the beekeeper has acted reasonably; they will continue to do so.
Can BDI cover for other risks? No.
Are the premiums I have paid secure?
available to support the company's activities.
Am I covered in respect of Small Hive Beetle & the Tropilaelaps mite?
Each eligible claim will be covered to a maximum of £150 per hive. This amount will be adjusted to take into account the condition of equipment as certified by the Bee Inspector, providing
the beekeeper is not otherwise insured or entitled to obtain compensation elsewhere. The amount will be calculated pro rata between all claims in any year, so if they collectively exceed £50,000, each claim will be proportionately reduced. Settlement will be made after all claims for that year are processed. Should these pests become endemic and statutory control abandoned, then BDI compensation cover will cease.
Information taken from the BDI Website (www.beediseasesinsurance.co.uk),
& the BBKA News, February 2014
Barry Neal, DBKA Gen Sec, 7th November 2014
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