John Rockrohr is a second-generation apiarist managing honeybees primarily for honey production. He has managed as many as 100 colonies full time in the Midwest in Iowa and Kansas and currently has more than 30 hives. He has been a member and president of the Northeast Kansas Beekeepers Association in the past and currently serves as a member of Portland Metro Beekeeping Association, Oregon State Beekeepers Association, and the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program (as a mentor). He also has knowledge and experience in grafting queens (after taking classes from Dr. Marion Ellis at the University of Nebraska), as well as nuc and comb honey production. His current full-time business involves teaching a beginning beekeeping class at Clackamas Community College, as well as monthly workshops at his property to help beekeepers at all levels keep their bees healthy and help them survive the winter.John will be speaking at the Oregon Fairs
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