Kim Flottum

Kim Flottum adds more than a decade of expertise in plant science, honey bee research, and basic farming to his thirty years as editor of Bee Culture magazine, where his major job is to discover answers to the many concerns that new, intermediate, and even advanced and experienced beekeepers have. He offers beginner and advanced beekeeping classes, travels frequently to educate and speak, and contributes to a number of other books on topics such as honey bee biology and beekeeping, beekeeping business and pollination, creating and using varietal honeys, and a variety of other topics. His fundamental and advanced contributions to beekeeping knowledge are widely read in his books, magazine articles, interviews, and blogs. His magazine platform allows him to express his social commentary on a variety of themes, including genetically modified foods, pesticide abuse, and good and bad government laws in the business. He is beekeeping's foremost advocate for basic honey bee safety, such as ensuring outstanding honey bee health, providing exceptional fodder, and reducing agricultural chemical use.