About SCBA

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

Our diverse membership not only tends to their own bees but are beekeeping ambassadors throughout the county and beyond. Our community outreach includes: teaching school children and the public about the importance of bees, staffing booths and presenting at county fairs, providing educational presentations for local non-profits (including Rotarians, the Soroptimists, FFA, 4H, etc), hosting garden clubs, assisting with school and community gardens, providing local honey tastings, and more.

SCBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, managed by a member-elected and all-volunteer Board of Directors, each of whom serves a one to two-year term. Elections are held at the December meeting and members can vote in person during the election meeting or via a mail-in ballot. We encourage those interested in serving to apply for nomination.

Here is a current list of Board of Directors & Staff.

For more information on becoming a member please go to our Membership page. SCBA holds monthly membership meetings where we gather for community building, educational and informative presentations, sharing events and stories, and routine association business.

SCBA monthly meetings are open to anyone, beekeeper or general public alike. To find out when the next SCBA meeting is scheduled, visit Calendar Events. In addition to our outreach and meetings, 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