Who We Are

In 2017 OCBA’s membership consisted of 199 dues paying beekeepers. Many of those beekeepers participate in the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. The Master Beekeeper Program was developed to provide a formal structure to allow beekeepers to improve their beekeeping skills and knowledge. Beekeepers progress from Certified Beekeeper through Master Craftsman Beekeeper levels of continuing education and experience.

Randall Austin is OCBA’s Master Beekeeper Coordinator. In this capacity he serves as OCBA’s liaison to the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. Among OCBA’s current membership, these members have earned advanced beekeeping certifications.

Certified Beekeepers

Jeanne Arnts Karen Lauterbach Dawn Rogers
David Bailey Celeste Mayer Nerissa Rivera
Karen Bentley Jessica Mjelde John Schaub
Richard Brown Dick Merritt Jerry Schoendorf
Maggie Funkhouser Curtis Pruitt Cathy Starks
Sheri Gant Louise Rascoe Tommy Tuck
Jill Hadden Haywood Rhodes Adrienn Uzsak
Brad Kosiba Chris Richmond Lisa Vogel

Journeyman Beekeepers

Chris Apple Jim Evans John Rintoul
Ryan Chamberlain Mark Powers Cynthia Speed
David Eckert Elizabeth Pratson Walter Starks

Master Beekeepers

Randall Austin Geneva Green Todd Walker
Lewis Cauble John Wallace  

 

(page last updated 16-Jan-2018)