Who We Are

In 2018 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

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

Journeyman Beekeepers

Ryan Chamberlain Mark Powers Dawn Rogers
David Eckert Elizabeth Pratson Walter Starks
Jim Evans Louise (Lou) Rascoe  
Brad Kosiba John Rintoul  

Master Beekeepers

Chris Apple Geneva Green Todd Walker
Randall Austin Cynthia Speed  
Lewis Cauble John Wallace  

 

(page last updated 24-Nov-2018)