What is the Humboldt County Beekeepers Association?  

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) has been active since 1995, and is dedicated to beekeepers and the conservation of honey and native bees, while promoting best management practices for science based beekeeping.  HCBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – Tax ID number 46-527-9488.

Our Mission and Goals

The Humboldt County Beekeeping Association is dedicated to:

  • Providing educational opportunities with the purpose of promoting the success of beekeepers.
  • Outreach to the community regarding the benefits of honey bees and beekeeping.
  • Provide a forum for cooperation and mutual support among local beekeepers.

Board of Directors and Board Information 

Officers and Directors

Position Name Term of Office
President and Board Chair Hank Harrison February 2024 –  June 2025
Vice President We are looking…. July 2023 – June 2025
Treasurer Allen Rode July 2023 – June 2025
Secretary Cheryl Furman July 2024 – June 2026
Director 1 Jeannine Kaprielian July 2023 – June 2025
Director 2 Heidi Rubalcava July 2023 – June 2025
Director 3 Ron Biasca February 2024 – June 2025
Director 4 Shannon Lamb February 2024 – June 2025

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meet on the third Thursday of each month via Zoom from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM.

 Board Meeting Agenda

An agenda for each meeting can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of the HCBA at:

Email Address:  cause4paws@yahoo.com

Minutes from Past Board Meetings

The minutes from past meetings are archived. While some of the minutes are stored digitally,  others are maintained as hard copies. Requests for hard copies of the minutes are available by contacting the Secretary at the email address listed above. There is a fee if hard copies are requested.


The By-Laws of the Humboldt County Beekeepers Association are available within the following link:

HCBA Bylaws – revised on March 26th, 2019