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

Journeyman Beekeepers

Ryan Chamberlain Brad Kosiba John Rintoul
David Eckert Mark Powers Walter Starks
Jim Evans Elizabeth Pratson  

Master Beekeepers

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

 

(page last updated 16-Jan-2018)