2018 Membership

Membership with SCBA entitles you to many benefits but first and foremost you are supporting the bees!

SCBA Membership

General Membership

Includes up to two adults in the same household with the same address.

  • General Membership Benefits
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    1 cluster group (cluster group activities include bee cafes, workshops and hive dives)
    1 swarm region listing (for those wishing to be on the swarm list)
    1 email address
    Benefits for up to 2 adults in the same household
    Library checkout opportunities for each registered member

Business Membership

Includes up to two adults in the same household with the same address.

Business Membership Benefits

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    May belong to up to five cluster groups (priority for attendance to cluster events given to home cluster members first)
    May be listed on up to five cluster region swarm lists
    Access to the business table at monthly meetings to discuss business and distribute business cards (at business table only)
    A listing on the business member page at sonomabees.org/member-business – Listing specifications
    A free business card size ad in the Extractor – Ad specifications

Student Membership

Honorary “Beekeepers of Tomorrow”: Children between the ages of 6 – 21

  • No vote

Member Volunteer Responsibilities

There are many events and opportunities that need your valuable help; we can’t function without the help of volunteers.

We are asking everyone to volunteer or be available to volunteer  for a minimum of 6 hours per year.

Select the areas you would like to volunteer on the SCBA Membership form and/or contact volunteer@sonomabees.org

The following is a partial list of opportunities to choose from:

  • Meetings: 2-3 hours (refreshments, set-up, take-down chairs, tables etc.)
    Fairs: 2-3 hours (Heirloom, County and Gravenstien Fair)
    Events: 2-3 hours (Sonoma County Children’s Museum, Discovery Day, Sonoma State Science Day)
    Cluster Events: 3 hours (Hosting a Bee Café or a Hive Dive)
    Education: 2 hours (Assisting with a classroom presentation)
    Fundraising:   Coordinating event, Assisting the coordinator
    Association:  Cluster team coordinator, Board position,
    Assisting: 3 hours assisting a cluster coordinator or board member (phone calls, computer, newsletter )

SCBA Mission Statement

Our goal is to increase interest in and knowledge of bees and beekeeping for the hobby and commercial beekeeper, and to educate the general public in the value of bees.

As a member you agree to abide by SCBA Best Management Practices

SCBA Personal Information Protection Policy

Sonoma County Beekeepersʼ Association is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us by our association members.
Our policy outlines the principles and practices we follow in protecting your personal information.

We welcome new members to our association of honored bee guardians & hobbyists, businesses & educators – anyone interested in supporting the honeybees.
Your membership fee payment is for the calendar year for which you enroll.


Purchase by mail (check) or make payment at SCBA Membership meeting (cash, check or charge)
Download and complete membership application and mail with payment to:

P.O. Box 98
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

To apply at the SCBA Membership meeting, bring completed application to meeting and payment can be made by Cash, Check, or Credit Card

Download  SCBA2018MembershipApplication

For a list of member benefits please follow this link.

SCBA Member Benefits