DAVID CRAMP BSc has been a beekeeper for 20 years. He spent a year at the Bee Research Unit at the University of Wales (Cardiff) where he gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Apiculture. He then kept bees in various remote parts of Spain specialising in organic honey production, before moving to New Zealand in 2004 to manage a 4000 hive pollination and manuka honey beekeeping operation. He has written extensively for the UK, US and Spanish bee press, as well as editing the online beekeeping magazine Apis UK. David is also the author of the bestselling and comprehensive A Practical Manual of Beekeeping.