Please see bottom of page to learn more about our Officers and Trustees
- President – Kit Hiatt
- Vice-President – Eileen Maloney
- Secretary – Maureen Sullivan
- Treasurer – Bruce Becker
- Ex-Officio President – Jeff Steenbergen
2020 & 2021 TRUSTEES:
- Nancy Beckett
- Neely Gladys
2021 & 2022 TRUSTEES:
- Dawn Beck
- Elaina Jorgensen
- Magali Dieny Eaton
COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND COORDINATORS:
- Apiary Committee Chair – Maureen Sullivan
- Bee Package Coordinator – Maureen Sullivan/Tracy Klein
- Education Committee Chair – Kathy Cox
- Events Planning Committee Chair – Kit Hiatt
- Extractor Rental Coordinator –
- Fundraising Committee Chair – open
- Honey Sales Committee Chair – Nancy Beckett
- Master Beekeeper Program Coordinator – Dawn Beck
- Meeting Hospitality Coordinator – Nancy Beckett
- Meeting Speaker Committee Chair – open
- Membership Committee Chair – open
- Neighborhood Captain Committee Chair – Maureen Sullivan
- Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator – Gerardo Dilillo
- Pollinator Seeds Coordinator – Bruce Becker/Nancy Beckett
- Pollinator Week Coordinator – Maureen Sullivan
- PR Director/Editor – Jeff Steenbergen
- Publishing Committee Chair – Jeff Steenbergen
- Swarm List Coordinator – Jeff Steenbergen
- Volunteer Program Coordinator – Kit Hiatt
Kit Hiatt, President
Beekeeping Background: Hobbyist Beekeeper since 2014
Equipment Expertise: Langstroth, 8 frame; I am learning to appreciate natural forms of hive management.
More Info: In a prior life, Kit spent twenty five years in Seattle radio advertising sales. Communications, project management, media relations and editing are skills that may contribute to PSBA in some way.
Maureen Sullivan, Secretary
Beekeeping background: Board Member since 2013. PSBA Secretary and Apiary Team Lead 2013 – Present.
Beekeeping Style: Hobbyist with 3.5 yrs experience uses Natural beekeeping practices. In process of transitioning the PSBA apiary to natural comb and increasing number of 8 frame hives.
Equipment Preference/Expertise: Langstroth 8 Frame
As Secretary, Maureen plans to: PSBA’s mission statement may focus on honeybees, but other pollinators are significant. With so many new beekeepers, it’s critical that PSBA continue to emphasize basic hive management skills (swarm management!) and local queens.
Bruce Becker, Treasurer
Beekeeping Background: Bruce has served as Treasurer and in other roles in some capacity since 2006, and has been keeping bees since 1968. Bruce is a Sideliner, selling honey through his small business The Lazy Bee.
Beekeeping style: 10 frame Langstroth, treatments for mites- have used Apistan, Sucricide, formic acid pads, and formic acid quick strips with success
More info: Bruce is an Attorney and CPA and has used these skills to serve PSBA.
As Treasurer: Bruce would like to see PSBA encourage the city, other organizations, and nurseries to plant nectar producing trees along streets and in yards.
Jeff Steenbergen, Ex officio President
Beekeeping Background: Jeff is a treatment free beekeeper and has been successfully keeping bees treatment free since 2012. His preferred hive style is the top bar hive, but feels that his real strength is understanding how bees use empty space and can confidently manage bees for any hive style.
He is passionate about flowering plants and has worked to improve the forage sources people plant by encouraging plantings of blooming trees and shrubs that bloom outside of the local flows when it’s most needed. Jeff is also a strong advocate of identifying honey bee traits well suited for the Puget Sound region and propagating locally adapted queens.
Board history highlights: Served as Trustee 2012-14, VP 2015-16, President 2017-18, and started a Top Bar hive class in 2013. Wrote a monthly article for PSBA Buzz called “Bee Lunch” that highlights a flower each month that bees are using for forage. Jeff is a member of the PSBA apiary committee and has helped bring treatment free approaches to the apiary. Additionally, Jeff serves as Queen Anne neighborhood captain.
Certifications: WSBA Journeyman Certification. Pursuing Master Beekeeper Certification.
Current Projects: Researching local bee populations and how distribution of drone congregation areas relate to successful queen mating.