The Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association (SBBA) was founded with one very simple goal: helping bees. And promoting and advancing beekeeping. And educating and mentoring people about best beekeeping practices. And increasing public awareness of environmental concerns affecting bees. Ok, so, technically it’s a lot more than just the one goal, but you get the idea.
We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
Joining the SBBA won’t get you a cool sticker or a secret handshake. But it will gain you admission to all of the SBBA’s members-only apiary meetups, which are held four to six times a year. And you’ll also be supporting the SBBA’s mission of “Helping People Help Bees” through education, outreach and advocacy right here on the Central Coast.
We think that’s a lot more valuable than a secret handshake. And who’s shaking hands these days, anyway?
The SBBA is committed to providing education throughout our community to raise awareness of the plight of bees. We strive to inspire others to take positive action, whether it by planting a pollinator-friendly garden, eliminating the use of harmful pesticides, or simply being a vocal advocate for these amazing creatures. And of course, we also focus on empowering beekeepers of all levels to become better custodians of the bees!