2013 PennApic

Beekeepers of the Year.

2014 Beekeepers of the Year

Tristan Saunders

With PennApic since the start, there are not too

many social events not attended by Tristan. Whether

building an active live bee display for the Spring

Workshop, or maintaining the hives at the Governors

residence, Tristan is very active in PennApic.

Thank you Tristan for all you do.

Joe Hall

A powerful yet quiet force often working behind

the scenes, Joe is active in almost all the PennApic

activities. When the call for help goes out, Joe is

always one of the first to respond. Joe maintains

the learning center at Kings Gap State Park.

Thank you Joe!

2013 Beekeeper of the Year Awards

(Picture Below) 

are presented to Rosie Behr of York County, Bill Fisher of Dauphin County, and Randall Phelps of York County.

2012 Beekeeper of the Year - Scott Famous.

Scott is from Harleysville, Montgomery County. Scott took part in many socials and activities. They include the Spring workshop, spring banquet, and summer picnic. Scott also took on the challenge of mentoring a new beekeeper although that meant driving from Montgomery County to Cumberland County several times. He also is the Montgomery County coordinator for PennApic. Scott is very active in the Montgomery County area within the bee industry and is a strong voice for PennApic. We are honored to have Scott as Beekeeper of the Year for 2012.

2012 PennApic Beekeeper of the Year - Scott Famous giving a presentation on mason bees at the spring workshop.

2012 Beekeeper of the Year - Doug Shearer

Doug hails from Spring Grove, in York County. Doug can be found at almost every event PennApic has held in the past year, helpng out, cleaning up, and lending assistance as needed. Doug has assisted with the spring workshop, summer picnic, and the Pa. State Honey Festival. He is always one of the first to step forward when the call for help goes out. Doug is a vital member of PennApic and his dedication is greatly appreciated.   

2012 PennApic Beekeeper of the Year - Doug Shearer
(L to R) Board members Shawn Moyer and Greg Peck, 2011 Beekeeper of the Year Luke Cline, Board Member Tony Miscavige, Beekeepers of the Year Jody and Duke Penneycoff, and Board Member Mike Thomas

2011 Beekeeper of the Year - Luke Cline

Luke Cline is from Middletown Pa., Dauphin County. Luke has been gracious in allowing his personal observation hive at Strite's orchard to be mended together with the PennApic's Learning Centers program. Luke is also on the Governors Mansion hive support team. His willingness to attend, participate, and assist in the programs of PennApic is unsurpassed. We are honored to award Luke Beekeeper of the year for 2011.



2011 Beekeepers of the Year - Jody & Duke Penneycoff

Jody and Duke hail from Cogan Station Pa., Lycoming County. Duke and Jody were instrumental in getting a learning center established at Little Pine State Park. They also have traveled supporting various PennApic functions, as well as Pitmaster duties for the summer picnic. Duke & Jody have offered their services many times even though distance has been great. Their promotion and support of PennApic is greatly appreciated. We are honored to award Duke and Jody Beekeepers of the Year for 2011