Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey
Kim's speaking topic is: "Not To Go Broke in Your 1st Year As a New Beekeeper."
After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology.
After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role.
He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture.
He is the publisher of books on honey bee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.