Biologist, Xerces Society
Scott Hoffman Black is executive director of the Xerces Society, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the diversity of life through the conservation of invertebrates. Continue reading “Scott Black”
Biochemist and Biodynamic Beekeeper
Lured into beekeeping in 2003, when he gave a talk on genetically modified organisms to a local beekeepers’ association, David soon looked into more bee-appropriate ways of keeping bees. After being introduced by Johannes Wirz to Émile Warré’s natural comb hive in 2006, David and his wife translated Warré’s L’Apiculture Pour Tous and published it as Beekeeping for All in 2007. Now beekeepers in many countries are using the hive. In 2010 David published his own book The Bee-friendly Beekeeper (Northern Bee Books) which examines fundamental attitudes of beekeepers, validates with available scientific evidence more natural approaches to beekeeping, and gathers together the experience of several Warré hive users. www.bee-friendly.co.uk
Botanist, Hinewai Reserve
Hugh Wilson is the Manager of Hinewai Reserve, a private nature reserve on Banks Peninsula in New Zealand. He hand-writes and illustrates a newsletter about the reserve, Pīpipi, which the Trust publishes several times a year.
Demeter Biodynamic Beekeeper
Warren lives in Hanmer, New Zealand with his wife and three daughters. All of them are beekeepers.