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Meet the 2022 Apiary Inspection Team


Kent Kaster

Kent has been an inspector since 1995 and he works in Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties. His work email is kekaster@pa.gov and his work cell phone number is 717-956-8136.




Kirstie Housner

Kirstie has been an inspector since 2019 and she works in Cameron, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, and Union Counties. Her work email is khousner@pa.gov and her work cell phone number is 717-956-8173.




Paul Krepicz

Paul has been an inspector since 1995 and he works in Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. His work email is pkrepicz@pa.gov and his work cell phone number is 717-956-8174.




Bonnie Hall

Bonnie has been an inspector since 1995 and she works in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. Her work email is bonhall@pa.gov and her work cell phone number is 717-956-8175.




Andrew Jones

This is Andy’s first season as an Apiary Inspector. He works in is our newest inspector and he works in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Somerset Counties. His work email is andjones@pa.gov and his work cell phone number is 717-956-8244.




Frank Ruthkosky

Frank, our newest Apiary Inspector, joined the inspection team in July 2022. He has been a beekeeper for over 15 years and we are happy to have him working in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, York, and Lebanon Counties. His work email is fruthkosky@pa.gov and his work cell phone number is 717-810-6003.




Jeff Eckel

Jeff has been an inspector since 2015 and he works in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. His work email is jeeckel@pa.gov and his work cell phone number is 717-956-8245.




Karen Roccasecca

State Apiarist Karen Roccasecca heads up the team.


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