Veteran beekeeper Richard E. Bonney, author of Hive Management, Beekeeping, and co-author of Keeping Honey Bees, was the longtime owner of Charlemont Apiaries in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Dr. Malcolm T. Sanford is the Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida. He has been published extensively in the apiculture press including the journals Bee Culture and American Bee Journal. He has been the newsletter author for over twenty years at Ohio State University and the University of Florida, writing on beekeeping management. He is the Coordinator of the Apis Information Resource Center and author of The Apis Newsletter. He has been a beekeeping management consultant in Egypt, Italy, France, Chile, Ecuador, Iraq, and Mexico. He lives in Florida.