Ask a master beekeeper to present at your upcoming event

Cornell University's Certified Master Beekeepers are knowledgeable in many topics, including honey bee biology and health, beekeeping, honey production and marketing, and pollinator conservation. They are highly trained in bee education, research, and outreach, and are leaders in the US and international beekeeping community.

On this page, we've compiled a list of contact information for our master beekeepers who are happy to present to your group, class, or organization. We've sorted their contact information by the regions where they're willing to give talks. Contact them today!

 

Master Beekeepers in New York

Shelley Stuart

Shelley Stuart

Photo of Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

Karen Sabath

Karen Sabath

Scott Hart

Scott Hart

David Hopkins

David Hopkins

Kenneth Boyce

Kenneth Boyce

Wayne Vitale

Wayne Vitale

Photo of Carl Flatow

Carl Flatow

Steven Chen

Steven Chen

Photo of Dana Harkrider

Dana Harkrider

Tom Wilk

Tom Wilk

Seth Slater

Seth Slater

Walter Goldschmidts

Walter Goldschmidts

Jason Hamilton

Jason Hamilton

Kent Schwendy

Kent Schwendy

Nick Hoefly

Nick Hoefly

Guillermo Fernandez

Guillermo Fernandez

Denise O'Leary

Denise O'Leary

Master Beekeepers in the Northeast (Outside NY)

Frank Mortimer

Frank Mortimer

Sara Michaud

Sara Michaud

Timothy Ferris

Timothy Ferris

Mike Banker

Mike Banker

Mark Lantzakis

Mark Lantzakis

Jonathan Ramsay

Jonathan Ramsay

Jim Leether

Jim Leether

Kent Schwendy

Kent Schwendy

Nick Hoefly

Nick Hoefly

Jean Miller

Jean Miller

Joe Chimento

Joe Chimento

Joe Dervan

Joe Dervan

Frederick Dunn

Frederick Dunn

Master Beekeepers in the South

James Alverson

James Alverson

Gregg Korbon

Gregg Korbon

Master Beekepers in the Midwest

Sherri Benson

Sherri Benson

Luanne Spiros

Luanne Spiros

Jen Haeger

Jen Haeger

Master Beekeepers in the West

Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Nicole Gennetta

Nicole Gennetta

Master Beekeepers Outside of the US

Susan Kennerknecht

Susan Kennerknecht

Timothy Ferris

Timothy Ferris

Julie Larsen

Julie Larsen

Marie-Hélène Majeau

Marie-Hélène Majeau

Richard Matthias

Richard Matthias

Current master beekeepers – update your listing

If you are currently a Cornell University Master Beekeeper and wish to be added or removed from this list, or have your contact information updated, please email Scott McArt at shm33 [at] cornell.edu.