1977 & 1980 - Patty Wallace Benner
one of the originals & Beekeeper '88-'93
1985,1992,1999 - Karen Peterson
1986 - Dyna Kohler
Beekeeper 1988 to present, brought computer skills
1990, 1991 - Ed Martin
One of the originals. Beekeeper 1994-2008, served as emcee.
1995, 1996, 1997- Terrill Soules
The 2nd to win 3 in a row. Beekeeper 1998-2010.
1998, 2002,2003 - Beatie Divine
Beekeeper 2004 to present.
2000,2008,2014 - Larry English
Beekeeper 2015 to present.
2001,2005,2009 - Nancy Nethery
Beekeeper 2006 to present.
A few Past Winners - 70s-80s
Past Winners 90s- Present
2010, 2017 (tie) - Roula Abisamra
2015, 2018 - Julie Tuttle
2016 - Katherine Dillinger
2017 (tie) - Constantina Psomas
Note that there were few or no photos taken in early bees, so not all winners are represented. You are welcome to submit photos of early winners. Thanks!
2017 was our first tie! We ran out of prepared words after 10 sudden death rounds! We decided to keep the precedent of 10 rounds max and allow a tie.