About SCBA

Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association promotes honey bees and beekeeping to the public through education, events and exhibits, while building a strong beekeeping community.

Our members not only tend to their own bees, but also are beekeeping ambassadors throughout the county and beyond. They teach school children and the public about the importance of bees, staff booths and present at county fairs, provide educational presentations for local non-profits (including Rotarians, the Soroptimists, FFA, 4H, etc), garden clubs, assist with school and community gardens, provide local honey tastings, and more.

SCBA is a 501C3 non profit, charitable organization, managed by a member elected, volunteer Board of Directors who each serve a one-two year term. Elections are held during the December meeting, members can vote during the election meeting or mail-in their ballot. We encourage those interested in serving voluntarily in a position to apply for nomination.

To find a current list of BOD & STAFF click here.

For more information on becoming a member go to our Membership page. SCBA holds monthly membership meetings; where there is opportunity for community building, educational and informative presentations, sharing events/stories and of course association business.

SCBA monthly meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping or just finding out more about beekeepers. To find out when the next SCBA meeting is scheduled, visit our Calendar Events page; SCBA publishes a monthly newsletter; The Extractor.

Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association provides free honey bee education to public schools. Follow this link to find out more – EDUCATION.

SCBA members agree to abide by the SCBA Best Management Practices.

SCBA Mission Statement

The goal of Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association 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.

SCBA Mailing Address
Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association
P.O. Box 98
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
General Information Questions
SCBA Secretary – secretary@sonomabees.org