More About the Author
Dr. Malcolm T. Sanford is Professor Emeritus, retired Cooperative Extension Specialist in Apiculture, University of Florida. He is the author of the Apis Newsletter, the longest-running monthly organ of its kind, still being published at http://apis.shorturl.com
Educated at the University of Georgia in the art and science of keeping honey bees, Dr. Sanford worked first at The Ohio State University, later ending his career after 20 years at the University of Florida. During his career, he published numerous articles for The Speedy Bee, Bee Culture and American Bee Journal, including summaries of the majority of the annual conventions of the American Beekeeping Federation, as well as resumés of World Apicultural Congress meetings held in Acapulco, Mexico (1981); Budapest, Hungary (1983), and Rio de Janeiro (1989), Canada (1999), South Africa (2001), Australia (2007), and France (2009). Many of these can be found at the Apis Information Resource Center at http://squidoo.com/apis, as well as series on genetically modified organisms, Brazilian apiculture, events relating to honey bees at the International Union of Social Insects (Russia), and Africanized honey bees in the Americas for the American Bee Journal.
Dr. Sanford has been frequently invited to international conferences, including the Caribbean (1992), Mexico (1993, 1998, 2004, 2005), Uruguay (1996), Brazil (1996, 2000, 2004 ) and France (1997). He also organized and hosted the international symposium on beekeeping extension and regulation for the 1999 Apimondia meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada and was a beekeeping consultant in Paraguay (1980), Ecuador (1980, 2000), Antigua (1986), Egypt (1992), Chile (2002), Iraq-Kurdistan (2004).
A former Peace Corps Volunteer (Ecuador; 1964-66), who speaks Spanish fluently, Dr. Sanford has training in Italian 1989 (six-month sabbatical in Bologna, Italy) and French 1997 (six-month sabbatical in Aix-en-Provence, France).