2020 Beekeeper of the Year Awarded to Joe Sanders

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The Watauga County Beekeepers Association has awarded Joe Sanders the WCBA Beekeeper of the Year award for 2020. Joe is a certified beekeeper and has been keeping bees for the past five years. He is the newly elected president of the Association and has served in that capacity for two previous terms. Joe has served with enthusiasm and commitment, volunteering many hours of his time, contributing equipment, conducting demonstrations, presenting lectures, and mentoring many new beekeepers.


Joe Sanders is the current President of the Watauga County Beekeeper’s Association

Due to COVID restrictions, we were not able to present the award to Joe in person during Watauga County’s 65th Annual Farm City Banquet. However, he was acknowledged during the beekeeper’s association last meeting of the year in early November.