Meet the Master Beekeepers

Master Beekeeper Patch and Hive ToolThe University of Montana is proud to list graduates of our Master Beekeeping Certificate Program. Congratulations to these Master Beekeepers for their dedication to quality beekeeping.  

Master Beekeepers who chose to be excluded are omitted from the list.

2019

Anastasia Bake
Ontario, Canada
abake@cogeco.ca

Reto Baumgartner
Japan
bees@reto.tokyo

Rachele Beck
Lakewood, Colorado
rachelebeck20@hotmail.com

Alison Bond
Layton, Utah
alisonbond@comcast.net

Lisa Bowens-Chapman
Prairie Views Farm
Chapman, Kansas
kansamuse@gmail.com     www.kansamuse.com

Christi Bustard
Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
cbustard@platinum.ca     www.thanksgivingranch.ca

Julie Cahoj
Atwood, Kansas
jcahoj@gmail.com

Debbie Carroll
Park City, Utah
(435) 901-3039     debbiec913@gmail.com

Victor Carrington
Gonzales, Louisiana
(800) 810-3221     victorcarrington@gmail.com     www.victorcarrington.com

Bob Conlan
Newtown, Connecticut
bobconlan@gmail.com

Kathy Cox
Seattle Honey Bees
Woodinville, Washington
kathycoxusa@comcast.net

Anthony Dalton
Olivarez Honey Bees
Orland, California
(530) 228-0837     macdalton@netzero.net

Marnie Dalton
Olivarez Honey Bees, Inc.
Orland, California
(530) 865-0298     marnie@ohbees.com     www.ohbees.com

Katharina Davitt
Davitt Apiaries - Klamath Bees
Keno, Oregon
(541) 591-8995     katharina@davitt.com     www.klamathbees.com

Cesare J. ‘Skip’ Del Vaglio
Old Drone Apiaries at Frog Cottage
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
(413) 528-2308     cesared@aol.com

Margaret Dotter
New Boston, New Hampshire
sailingneedle@outlook.com

Natasha Ducharme
Sweet Bee
Evanston, Wyoming
(307) 679-5567     tbrg1969@msn.com

Eric K France
Denver, Colorado

Mike Guess
Missoula, Montana
(406) 210-8227     mikeguess1953@gmail.com

Wayne Hodgdon
we Bees Apiary
Litchfield, Maine
waynes.mail@hotmail.com

Charlie Holland
Holland Hill Farm
Buckingham, Virginia
(434) 547-7171     charlieholland7171@yahoo.com

Robert Hughes
Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick, Canada

Harold Keiner
Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
(570) 417-3262     hkeiner@pa.metrocast.net

Rex Kephart
Wilton, Iowa
(563) 357-1005     rexkephart@gmail.com

Kirk Kirksey
Cleburne, Texas
(972) 365-5398     kkirks1414@gmail.com     www.ranchoincognito.com

Tracy Klein
Seattle Honey Bees, LLC
Seattle, Washington

Joe Komperda
Parker, Colorado
(303) 304-6459     avgjoeguides@gmail.com

Zack Koopman
Chunky Chicken Honey
Ames, Iowa

Melvin Doug Leedle
Leedle Houme Apiary
Mulkeytown, Illinois
(618) 724-2786     leedlebees@hotmail.com     www.leedlebees.com

Kori MacCara
Nova Scotia, Canada
kori.maccara@gmail.com

Jeremy Margaron
Mechanicsburg, Illinois
jeremy@margaron.net

Dr. Tim Martin
The Mill Brook Honey Company
Stamford, Connecticut
tim@millbrookhoney.com     www.millbrookhoney.com

Connie Moore
Honey Hive Farms
Peoria, Arizona
(602) 330-8468     honeyhivefarms@gmail.com     www.honeyhivefarms.com

Ed Newman
Athens County, Ohio
newmane@ohio.edu

George O'Neil
Autumn Morning Farm & Aunt Chrissy's Honey
Barre, Massachusetts
(978) 434-1200     autumnmorningfarm@charter.net     www.AutumnMorningFarm.com

Susan G Paul
Aurora, Ohio
spaul@lorainccc.edu

Neill Sayers
Herbhome Bees
Parthenon, Arkansas
neillsayers@gmail.com     www.herbhomefarm.wordpress.com

Joan Spiegel
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
(617) 935-3500     spiegelje@yahoo.com     www.lewisbaybeecompany.com

Joseph Starzyk
Starhart Hollow
Colrain, Massachusetts
(413) 824-2657     jkstarhart@yahoo.com; starharthollow@yahoo.com

Robert K Stevens
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 643-4263     rkstevens1257@gmail.com

Allan Storm
Bowie, Maryland
(301) 892-1484     badweather@yahoo.com

Mark Szpara
Honeycomb Hill
West Seneca, New York
mszpara262@gmail.com

William D. Thek
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
thek_387@hotmail.com

Alfred (Al) Thomas
Blue Moon Acres Bee Farm
Jonesville, Michigan
(670) 916-4081     bluemoonacers@gmail.com

Rob Wicker
Christy Creek Honey
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada

Dominique Woodham
Quarter Circle 2C Farms
Big Timber, Montana & Randle, Washington
(406) 531-2229

Barry Yhard
Abbigail Honey
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 237-1615     abbigail.honey@gmail.com     www.abbigailhoney.com

Carin Zinter
C & C Orchards
Sunderland, Massachusetts
carin.zinter@gmail.com     facebook.com/candcorchards/

2018

Donna Ashley
East Freetown, Massachusetts
frogonthebog@gmail.com

Thomas Babcock
Babcock's Apiary
Whaleyville, Maryland
(443) 754-0151     tbabcock0001@gmail.com

Nina Bagley
Ohioqueenbee.com
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 783-7868     ninabagley@me.com     ohioqueenbee.com

William Barnes
Tamaroa, Illinois
wgbarnes1@hughes.net

Nikki Bowman
Nikki’s Bee Farm
Riley, Kansas
nikkibfarm@gmail.com

Mark H. Creighton
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
New Haven, Connecticut
(860) 308-0603     mcreig9716@aol.com

Steven A Davis, M.S.
Halfway, Oregon
apis@wtechlink.us

Mona Donovan
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(778) 928-5323     oolichan@shaw.ca

Joel House
Wildflower Honey Bee Company
Hernando, Mississippi
(662) 812-1840     joel@wildflowerhoneybee.com     wildflowerhoneybee.com

Forrest Lintner
Northwind Apiary
Bozeman, Montana
(406) 471-3444     snowdrift006@outlook.com

Carol Locker
Locker-Land Apiaries
Pulaski, Tennessee
(931) 292-6507     drcarol1105@gmail.com

Dave Meyer
Meyer Bees
Minooka, Illinois
(815) 521-9116     dave@meyerbees.com     www.meyerbees.com

Linda E Miller
Clyde, Ohio
oneoldbroadwithhives@gmail.com     oneoldbroadwithhives.com

Paul E.R. Packbier
Island Honey Bee
Barrigada, Guam
(671) 687-2999     paul@pcrguam.com     islandhoneybee.com

Dane Pursley
Free Range Bee Company
Gilford, New Hampshire and Barrington, Rhode Island
(401) 862-3121     freerangebeecompany@gmail.com

Daniel Senter
Njbees.com
Teaneck, New Jersey
(201) 491-4601     dannyavi@aol.com     njbees.com

Edward St John
Solon, Ohio
esj178@gmail.com

Jason Stimis
Allen, Maryland
jstimis@msn.com

Dave Tull
Tull Honey Farm
Donnellson, Iowa
tullhoneyfarm@gmail.com

David White
Kennewick, Washington
beemantricities@gmail.com

Alan Woods
Woods Bee Co.
Centralia, Washington
(360) 623-3359     bees@woodsbeeco.com     https://woodsbeeco.com

2017

Linda Anderson
Crete, Illinois

Kris Baert
Oosterzele, Belgium
kris.baert@scarlet.be

Shane M Bixby
Bee a part Bee together
Cedar Rapids/Marion, Iowa
(319) 721-3493     honeybeeclasses@gmail.com     www.beeapartbeetogether.com

Katherine Morris Boggs
Captains' Quarters Apiary
Manquin, Virginia
kkboggsaisling@gmail.com

Pat Bono
NY Bee Wellness, Inc.
Rochester, New York
(585) 820-6619     pat@nybeewellness.org     http://nybeewellness.org/

Peter Burt
Cardinal Apiaries
Fredericksburg, Virginia
honey@cardinalapiaries.com     www.cardinalapiaries.com

Ralph L Carter
Walnut Creek, California
(925) 933-5777     r.carter7679@sbcglobal.net

Terryll A. Devin
South Mountain, Ontario, Canada
tkdevin@mac.com

Fred Douville
Whispering Pines Bee Farm
Amity, Arkansas
(870) 210-6264     whisperingpinesbeefarm@yahoo.com

Gary Frost
Four Ravens Bee Farm
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
sanjuantractor@yahoo.com

Wrifton Graham
Great Lakes Bee Supply
Galesburg, Michigan
(269) 665-4300     wrifton@greatlakesgeneralstore.com     www.greatlakesbeesupply.com

Bryan Hains
LH Apiary
Redwood City, California
www.itsallofyourbeeswax.com

Jim Hodson
Ballard Hill Apiary
Lancaster, Massachusetts
canaryjim@comcast.net

Steve House
California Almond Pollination Service, Inc.
Hughson, California
(209) 202-8915     steve@almondbee.buzz     www.almondbeepollination.com

Dale McMahan
Wheatfield, Indiana
(815) 592-8486     dale.mcmahan@sbcglobal.net

Jeff McMullan
Spring Green Farm
Richmond, Texas
(281) 615-5346     jeffmcmullan@comcast.net

Carmelita Palma
Walnut Creek, California & Manila, Philippines
(925) 768-9650     melitte717@gmail.com

John E Pearce, Jr., Ed.D., CPA
Pocahontas, Mississippi
(601) 460-0728     johnepearcejr@gmail.com

Marc Steinman
Frankfort, Illinois
mjsteinman@comcast.net

Michael A Suniga
Longmont, Colorado
(303) 746-4464     sunigam@msn.com

George Zvara
Mystic, Connecticut
(860) 235-0190     doctorz@snet.net

2016

Rick Ashley
Seneca, South Carolina
rickcashley@bellsouth.net

Edward Balogh
Mr. B's Killer Bees Apiary
Newton, New Jersey
edbee@embarqmail.com 

Alan Baldeck
Baldeck Bees
Mumford, New York
ab@baldeckbees.com     www.baldeckbees.com

Rusty Burlew
Littlerock, Washington
(360) 951-9898     rusty@honeybeesuite.com     www.honeybeesuite.com

Donovan Coffey
Coffey Bee Ranch
Galena, Illinois
coffeybeeranch@gmail.com

Sandra Dave
Mamaroneck, New York
(914) 844-7116     sandradave68@yahoo.com

Andrew Dewey
Jonesboro, Maine
andrew@beeberrywoods.com

Ed Erwin
Bee Harmony
Houston, Texas
(281) 222-0934     ederwiniii@gmail.com     beeharmony.org

Rodney A. Ewing
Bee Pioneering
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 650-1277     rodemba@yahoo.com

Barbara Fitts
Gold Beach, Oregon
bgfitts@gmail.com

David Fox
Millersville, Pennsylvania
dcfhvac@comcast.net

Sam Golston
Elkins, West Virginia
(304) 637-8709

Cindy Haacke
Salt Flats Honey
Syracuse, Utah
(801) 529-7956     chaaacke@hotmail.com

William Hesbach
Cheshire, Connecticut
wingdancehoney@icloud.com

J. Ward Hicks
Rexburg, Idaho
(208) 403-6633     wardhicks@gmail.com

Coy David Hocutt
Carmel, Indiana
(317) 435-1137     davidhocutt@att.net

Nancy Wu Houk
NYBUZZ
Tivoli, New York
(917) 678-4988     beelovinit@gmail.com     www.nybuzzhoney.com

Loren Jantzi
Greentown, Pennsylvania
Ljantzi1@ptd.net

Scott E. Keister
Louisville, Ohio
(330) 417-2880     sekeister@yahoo.com

Robert W. Kress
Summit County, Ohio
(330) 807-2963     rkress2@neo.rr.com

Gary L. LaGrange
SAVE (Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education Corporation)
Manhattan, Kansas
(785) 537-7493     lagrange1@cox.net     www.thesavefarm.org     facebook.com/www.thesavefarm.org/     facebook.com/GPHFandSAVEFARM

Rev. Dr. Chip Lee
Country Parson Honey, LLC
Mountain Lake Park, Maryland
(240) 442-2152     countryparsonhoney@verizon.net     countryparsonhoney.com

Jim Lindau
BuzzWorthy BeeWorks
Hello Sweetie Honey LLC
Braidwood, Illinois
buzzworthybeeworks@gmail.com     www.buzzworthybeeworks.com

Charles Linder
Lazy Bee Honey
Flora, Illinois
gm_charlie@frontier.com

Andrew L. Lux, Ph.D.
Liberty Township, Ohio
(330) 289-1041     andrew.lux51@gmail.com

Sharon McKenna
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 764-7367     sharon.mckenna@murraystate.edu

Peter Mich
Eagle, Wisconsin
pmich241@comcast.net

Erin L. Miller
Marion, Iowa
www.beeapartbeetogether.com

William Morrissy
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
annbillmorrissy@gmail.com

John D. Mudrock, MD
Ogunquit, Maine
(617) 501-6551     jmudrock@hallmarkhealth.org

Jaylene Naylor
Stevensville, Montana
www.beekeepersofthebitterroot.org

John Nelson
Great Falls, Montana
brumeisterjohn@yahoo.com

Robert Perdelwitz
Hamburg, Germany

Tanya Phillips
Bee Friendly Austin
Austin, Texas
(512) 560-3732     beefriendlyaustin@gmail.com    www.beefriendlyaustin.com

Roger Quinlan
Mama Q's Family Honey Farm
Los Altos, California
rogerjquinlan@gmail.com
     www.mamaqsfamilyhoneyfarm.com

Thomas Repas
Canyon Rim Honey Bees
Hermosa, South Dakota
canyonrimhoneybees.com/

Ken Rhodes
Willow Creek Honey
Idaho Falls, Idaho
rhodeskenw@gmail.com     www.uppersnakeriverbeekeepers.com

Brian Rogers
Great Falls, Montana
(406) 781-6331     wannabeekeeper@bresnan.net     facebook.com/brian.rogers.71216

Paul Romero
Redstone Nevada
Reno, Nevada
(775) 772-5476     paul@redstonenv.com

Steve Roth
Wheeling, West Virginia
sroth29201@comcast.net

Carol Saunders
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
saunders.associates@shaw.ca

Evelyn Schraft
Summer Beez
Berlin, Massachusetts
www.summerbeez.com

Przemek Skoskiewicz
Dassault Systemes
New York City, New York
(212) 585-2616     pskoskiewicz@nyc.rr.com     mooseheadapiary.com

Paul Snapp
Flowery Branch, Georgia

Elwin Stillman, MD
Lowville, New York
estillma@twcny.rr.com

Myrl Stone
North East, Maryland
(443) 553-2525     mjstone@toast.net

Jane I. Sueme
Isabee's Beekeeping Supplies
St. Louis, Missouri
(314) 894-8737     jane@isabees.com     www.isabees.com

Lori Thomas
Bee Pioneering
Indianapolis, Indiana
(812) 374-8963     ashadam@sbcglobal.net

Natalee B. Thompson
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 328-8509     venus489@gmail.com; valhallahoneybee@gmail.com

Karen Thurlow
New Moon Apiary
Yarmouth, Maine & Eel River Bar, New Brunswick, Canada
(207) 329-9934 USA or (506) 508-0174 CA     newmoonapiary@gmail.com     www.newmoonapiary.com

Mike Tornabane
Los Angeles, California

Joe Towson
Duncan, South Carolina

Shearer Turton
Dream Haven Farms
Cordele, Georgia
csturton@yahoo.com

Dale Varner
Boulder County, Colorado
Dale.Varner@comcast.net

Handre Volschenk
Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
+27 82 227-8415     handre22@yahoo.co.uk

John P. Welty
Windswept Farm
Wheeling, West Virginia
(304) 336-7673     jwelty1@comcast.net

Terry Whittam
Golden-winged Honey
Washago, Ontario, Canada
tjfwhittam@gmail.com

Janet L. Wilson
Boundary Bay Bees & Honey
Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
westernwilson@dccnet.com     boundarybaybees.wordpress.com     instagram.com/boundarybaybees/

Scott Wilson
Heavenly Honey Apiary
Monkton, Vermont
(802) 333-0084     honey@vtbeekeeper.com     www.vtbeekeeper.com     facebook.com/heavenlyhoneyapiary/

Jacek Tomasz Ziebinski
Orland Park, Illinois
(708) 856-7511     jacekandnusia@yahoo.com