Who We Are

In 2019 OCBA’s membership consisted of over 200 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

Larry Arnold • Jeanne Arnts • David Bailey • Richard Brown • Anne Cabell • Lauren Carreto • Scott Crook • Carrie Donley • Maggie Funkhouser • Sheri Grant • Elizabeth Gokay-Duffy • James Greco • Jill Hadden • Joan Kalnitsky • Robert King • Karen Lauterbach • Walter Liggins • Celeste Mayer • Jessica Mjelde • Dick Merritt • Michael Morrissey • Nancy Oglesby • Curtis Pruitt • Haywood Rhodes • Chris Richmond • Nerissa Rivera • John Schaub • Jerry Schoendorf • Cathy Starks • Tim Struttmann • Kim Talikoff • Megan Talikoff • Tommy Tuck • Adrien Uzsak  • Lara Wilkinson

Journeyman Beekeepers

Ryan Chamberlain • Jim Evans • Brad Kosiba • Elizabeth Pratson • Louise (Lou) Rascoe • John Rintoul • Dawn Rogers • Mark Smith • Walter Starks • Lisa Vogel

 

Master Beekeepers

Chris Apple • Randall Austin • Lewis Cauble • David Eckert • Geneva Green • Mark Powers • Cynthia Speed • John Wallace • Todd Walker

(page last updated December 13, 2019)