Andrew Matheson and Murray Reid have decades of experience working throughout New Zealand as apicultural consultants and polytechnic beekeeping tutors. They have extensive international beekeeping experience as consultants and lecturers, and between them have written hundreds of articles and books on bee science and beekeeping.
Andrew Matheson was for five years director of the International Bee Research Association, the world’s leading information service for bee science and beekeeping, based in the UK. He was the sole author of the first three editions of this book.
Murray Reid is currently apicultural services manager for Asurequality, a New Zealand government-owned company providing food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors.