About the Author
Kim Flottum has been the editor of Bee Culture magazine for more than 20 years. He is also the author of The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. He edited (with Dr. Shimanuki and Ann Harman) the popular 41st edition of the ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, the bible of U.S. beekeeping. Kim blogs on the beekeeping world, plus he is a regular columnist for the U.K. beekeeping magazine The Beekeeper's Quarterly. He also contributes to Bee Craft magazine in the U.K., Farming Magazine, Homestead.org, and Back Home magazine in the U.S. He and his wife Kathy are hobby beekeepers, manage an Observation Hive in the local Library, and eat well from their backyard garden.