David and Jean have been involved in keeping of bees for a total of 127 years, and enjoy sharing information. Their experience spans two continents and numerous hive styles.After many years of Queen breeding they have semi retired and have reduced the volume of hives they manage. Since David designed the D.E. hive in 1988, they have travelled around the U.S.A. and Canada promoting the hive and meeting new bee keepers. Lecturing on the importance of having good queen stock and how to market honey for better profit. Their aim in life is to help and encourage bee keepers to enjoy the art of bee keeping and bee health. They spent several years aiming to produce the perfect strain of bee, but due to age they have decided that helping another local bee keeper to achieve this aim would be far more productive.