PerfectBee Ambassadors are wonderful folks with a true and long-lasting passion for beekeeping. With a diverse set of beekeeping experiences, our Ambassadors love helping other beekeepers. From various locations across the US, our Ambassadors participate, on a voluntary basis, in the PerfectBee Beekeeping Forum, in our regular Colony webinars, our Colony Cluster online meetings, as authors of our ever-expanding library of articles and Academy lessons...and so much more. Our Ambassadors are giving back to this beautiful hobby of beekeeping and we're honored and appreciative of their involvement with PerfectBee.

Ron Lane

Senior Contributor and Ambassador

Ron Lane, Senior Contributor

From beautiful Oregon, Ron has enjoyed beekeeping for many years. He has contributed to PerfectBee since 2016 and has quite the following among PerfectBee visitors! Over the years, Ron has also introduced hundreds of folks to beekeeping, through  his classes in Oregon each year.

William Gullick

PerfectBee Ambassador

William Gullick, PerfectBee Ambassador

William is in the process of moving from the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State to East/Central Minnesota. William got involved in keeping bees as a teenager, back in the 1970s. He has kept bees, prior to Varroa Mites, in hot and humid North Mississippi. For the past eight years, he has kept bees in the wet and cool Northwest. William is about to gain a new experience in beekeeping with the cold snowy winters and hot humid summers of Minnesota. He is one class shy of obtaining his Master Beekeeper certification from the University of Montana. William especially enjoys teaching beekeeping to children and teenagers.

Joe Bates

PerfectBee Ambassador

Joe Bates, PerfectBee Ambassador

Joe picked up the beekeeping bug in 2008 (tempted by friends!), originally in Indiana and now keeps his bees in Maine.

Kate Louden

PerfectBee Ambassador

Kate Louden, PerfectBee Ambassador

Kate has kept bees for more than 20 years and is at the Master level in the Oregon Master Beekeeping program. She enjoys beekeeping with horizontal Langstroth hives, which she finds very helpful to accommodate her needs as she lives with Parkinson’s Disease.

Janice Friend

PerfectBee Ambassador

Janice Friend, PerfectBee Ambassador

Janice is  heavily engaged in her beekeeping, in NE Tennessee. She holds a Master Beekeeping Advanced Certification from Texas T&M University. She mentors a number of beekeepers, as part of her beekeeping passion and is a member of both the Johnson County Beekeepers Club and the Eastern Apicultural Society.