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Membership

What is IHA?

IHA is a non-Government, not-for-profit organization established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 for the development of the Indian honey industry. IHA is the only honey industry alliance that is recognized by the Government, industry and scientific community as the single most important and credible stakeholder for all matters pertaining to honey.

Who is eligible to become a member of India Honey Alliance?

Indian honey manufacturers, bee keepers, brand owners, exporters, traders, processors of Indian honey including their Associations/ Federations, if any, NGOs and management consultancy organizations, research and academic institutes and testing facilities with interest in promotion of Indian honey. The membership of the society is open to any honey production and/or marketing company or ancillary industry owning or managing one or more factory or factories in India or traders/ exporters.

How can I apply for membership?

You can download form and questionnaire, fill it and send on secretariat@indiahoney.org

OR download form and questionnaire, print and fill it and post on 1 Westend Marg (Ground Floor), Lane No. 1, Saidulajab, New Delhi-110030

How long does the membership last?

 Membership with IHA is valid on an annual basis. Members are required to renew their membership by paying the annual subscription fee to continue enjoying the benefits and participation in alliance activities for the subsequent year. The renewal process ensures uninterrupted access to exclusive resources, events, and collaborative opportunities within the alliance.

What resources are available to members?

IHA work towards strengthening consumer confidence and building a cohesive environment for the overall growth of the honey industry. IHA is committed to creating new opportunities and facilitating ease of doing business for its members, be it with the government and policy makers or with any other stakeholders. We also assist with training and upskilling opportunities for beekeepers and entrepreneurs, through existing networks and mentors.

Fee Structure

Is there a membership fee, and how much is it?


Membership Category

Joining Fee (Payment – One time, in Rs.)

Annual Fee (Payment – annually or half-

yearly, in Rs.)


Main Rights / Privileges (Complete list available in the IHA Charter)







Life/Founder/Patron/Institutional/ Corporate member







5 Lakhs







3 Lakhs

Called Founder Members / Members of MC / Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body Meetings of the Society/Contest elections or seek nomination as a member of any committee. Founder Members are those who have signed the charter. For all intents and purposes, the rights & privileges of all members in this category are at par. The MC will be constituted from this category. MC will be formed once every three

years.




Associate Corporate Members (Organizations/Honey traders/Aggregators)





2 lakhs





75,000

Special invitees to all Meetings and to select MC meetings/Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee. Any organization irrespective of the turnover can chose higher category, but will not be called

Founder member.


Associate Members (Organizations/Honey traders/Aggregators)



75,000



30,000

Voting rights at the Annual or Special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body

Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee.

Affiliate Members (Local/Zonal/ Regional associations/ bodies of Bee keepers/honey traders/aggregators)



30,000



10,000

Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body

Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee

Honorary Members

Nil

Individuals – 3000

To be approved on case-to-case basis or by invitation by MC

Are there different types of membership available?


Membership Category

Joining Fee (Payment – One time, in Rs.)

Annual Fee (Payment – annually or half-

yearly, in Rs.)


Main Rights / Privileges (Complete list available in the IHA Charter)







Life/Founder/Patron/Institutional/ Corporate member







5 Lakhs







3 Lakhs

Called Founder Members / Members of MC / Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body Meetings of the Society/Contest elections or seek nomination as a member of any committee. Founder Members are those who have signed the charter. For all intents and purposes, the rights & privileges of all members in this category are at par. The MC will be constituted from this category. MC will be formed once every three

years.




Associate Corporate Members (Organizations/Honey traders/Aggregators)





2 lakhs





75,000

Special invitees to all Meetings and to select MC meetings/Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee. Any organization irrespective of the turnover can chose higher category, but will not be called

Founder member.


Associate Members (Organizations/Honey traders/Aggregators)



75,000



30,000

Voting rights at the Annual or Special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body

Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee.

Affiliate Members (Local/Zonal/ Regional associations/ bodies of Bee keepers/honey traders/aggregators)



30,000



10,000

Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body

Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee

Honorary Members

Nil

Individuals – 3000

To be approved on case-to-case basis or by invitation by MC



What are different benefits for different membership category?


Membership Category

Joining Fee (Payment – One time, in Rs.)

Annual Fee (Payment – annually or half-

yearly, in Rs.)


Main Rights / Privileges (Complete list available in the IHA Charter)







Life/Founder/Patron/Institutional/ Corporate member







5 Lakhs







3 Lakhs

Called Founder Members / Members of MC / Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body Meetings of the Society/Contest elections or seek nomination as a member of any committee. Founder Members are those who have signed the charter. For all intents and purposes, the rights & privileges of all members in this category are at par. The MC will be constituted from this category. MC will be formed once every three

years.




Associate Corporate Members (Organizations/Honey traders/Aggregators)





2 lakhs





75,000

Special invitees to all Meetings and to select MC meetings/Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee. Any organization irrespective of the turnover can chose higher category, but will not be called

Founder member.


Associate Members (Organizations/Honey traders/Aggregators)



75,000



30,000

Voting rights at the Annual or Special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body

Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee.

Affiliate Members (Local/Zonal/ Regional associations/ bodies of Bee keepers/honey traders/aggregators)



30,000



10,000

Voting rights at the annual or special Annual General Meeting and / or General Body

Meetings of the Society/Seek nomination as a member of any committee

Honorary Members

Nil

Individuals – 3000

To be approved on case-to-case basis or by invitation by MC

Collaborations

What are the benefits of becoming a member of IHA?

We work towards strengthening consumer confidence and building a cohesive environment for the overall growth of the honey industry. IHA is committed to creating new opportunities and facilitating ease of doing business for its members, be it with the government and policy makers or with any other stakeholders. We also assist with training and upskilling opportunities for beekeepers and entrepreneurs, through existing networks and mentors

Networking

What networking opportunities becoming a member provide?

Becoming a member of IHA offers unparalleled networking prospects, enabling engagement with the entire honey value chain, from bee breeders to processors. Members gain access to the insights of the Scientific Advisory Board of India Honey Alliance, staying abreast of cutting-edge scientific beekeeping practices and industry trends. Moreover, membership provides a dedicated platform to voice concerns and share experiences, fostering collaborative discussions on challenges faced within the honey sector. This inclusive environment not only expands professional networks but also empowers members to actively contribute to industry dialogue and collectively address issues affecting the honey value chain.

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