Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association

To promote and improve the art of beekeeping.

Albert Lincoln Beekeeper of the Year
Award Recipients


The Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association would like to congratulate Greg Hannaford the 2010 recipient of the Albert Lincoln Beekeeper of the Year award! Greg is an active member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association (NEOBA). Greg has that rare combination of "book-learning," practical experience, a "vision," and leadership skills. Thank you Greg for all your hard work and willingness to share your love of bees with others.

Number Beekeeper Additional Information Year
1st Albert E. Lincoln / Tulsa One of the Founders of NEOBA in 1956: Member of NorthEast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1982
2nd Glen Gibson / Minco Executive Secretary of AHPA / President of OSBA 1946: Member of Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1983
3rd Raymond Lone / Grove President of Green Country Beekeepers Association 1984
4th ML Lashbrook / Stonewall Organized East Central Beekeepers Association / Served as President or Vice President many years 1985
5th Earnie Knight / Miami Four State Beekeepers Association 1986
6th Dorothy Brister Bragg / Caddo Southeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1987
7th Dr. Joseph Neiberding / Miami Four State Beekeepers Association 1988
8th Chuddie Smith / Guthrie President Frontier Country Beekeepers Association 1989
9th Jim Grayson / Owasso He dedicated this award to the late Hugh Price: NorthEast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1990
10th Novak Bullard / Durant Southeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1991
11th Clyde Garroutte * / Guthrie He passed away 1 week before the meeting and the award was presented to his widow by Chuddie Smith: Frontier Country Beekeepers Association 1992
12th MJ Bragg / Boswell Southeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1993
13th Doug Bemo / Muskogee Indian Nation Beekeepers Association 1994
14th Harold St. Clair / Owasso NorthEast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1995
15th Raymond & Thelma Erwin * NorthWest Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1996
16th George Richtmeyer / Noble Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1998
17th Wilbur Severn / Chester NorthWest Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 1999
18th W. (Bill) McLaughlin NorthWest Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2000
19th Phil Lindell / Enid NorthWest Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2001
20th Everett Taylor / Orlando Frontier Country Beekeepers Association 2002
21st Jerry Logan / Guthrie Vice President of OSBA: Frontier Country Beekeepers Association 2003
22nd JB Shepherd / Waynoka NorthWest Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2004
23rd Alan Larson / Bixby NorthEast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2005
24th Euvonne and Carl Harrison / Tulsa NorthEast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2006
25th Harry McQuown / Oklahoma City Frontier Country Beekeepers Association 2007
26th Tommy Thornton / Newalla Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2008
27th Jerry Morris / Norman Noble Beekeepers Association 2009
28th Greg Hannaford / Tulsa Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2010
29th 2011
30th Lloyd Ziegler / Mannford Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2012
31st Rick Hall Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association 2013
(*) Posthumously

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