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

Journeyman Beekeepers

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

Master Beekeepers

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


(page last updated 22-May-2019)