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PerfectBee Ambassadors

Who We Are

Beekeepers helping beekeepers

PerfectBee Ambassadors are wonderful folks who have 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.

(Interested in helping other beekeepers and becoming a PerfectBee Ambassador?Get in touch!)

meet Us....

perfectbee Ambassadors

Senior contributor

Ron Lane, Senior Contributor

Ron Lane

From beautiful Oregon, Ron has been contributing to PerfectBee since 2016 and has quite the following among PerfectBee visitors!

He delivers classes to many fortunate beekeepers in Oregon each year.

Joe Bates, PerfectBee Ambassador

Joe Bates

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

Kate has kept bees for 20+ years, and is a Journeyman Beekeeper at Oregon State University.

William Gullick

William started beekeeping in the 70’s, after a chance encounter with a swarm. He lives in a rather moist part of Washington state.

Jeania Schmalhost, PerfectBee Ambassador

Jeania Schmalhorst

A 3rd generation beekeeper, Jeania is a US Army veteran and now enjoys her bees in the beautiful state of Missouri.

Judi Bogardus, PerfectBee Ambassador

Judi Bogardus

Judi keeps bees in New York state, has been beekeeping for 5+ years and has a specific interest in the research of bees of all types.

Pam Hepp

Pam lives in Maryland, has been a beekeeping for 7 years and enjoys splitting her colonies and catching swarms.

Rob Ward, PerfectBee Ambassador

Rob Ward

Rob was born and raised in Indiana and is an avid, lifelong outdoorsman. He is a 5 year beekeeper, using Top Bar and Langstroth hives.

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