The Beekeeper Blog

Remembering Ken Anthony

We terribly miss Ken Anthony, OMB mentor from Corvallis. Ken passed away on March 21, 2016. Ken started with the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program as an Apprentice, even though he had been a beekeeper for nearly a decade. Upon applying, he said he wanted to fill the gaps in his knowledge of beekeeping. He was a fine beekeeper; passionate about bees and eager to continue learning about them. Upon certification as an Apprentice, Ken quickly signed up to be a mentor to new Apprentice beekeepers in the program. He was dedicated and a dependable mentor, always available and helpful to new beekeepers. Ken also was involved with the Cascadia Queen Breeders. Here is a photo of Ken with Lynn Royce, also a queen breeder, as they inspected a colony of bees.