Originally from Sheffield, Steve studied Biology at the University of York, before embarking on a career in the environment sector. Having worked as County Conservation Officer for one of the Wildlife Trusts, he then spent 12 years running the UK Programme of the Millennium Seed Bank Project at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
During that time he carried out fieldwork and training around the world, from Ascension Island to the Lake District. Steve has a particular interest in the history of the British landscape.
Former Deputy Editor of Bee Craft, the journal of the British Beekeepers' Association
Author - Educational Writer of the Year 2009
Following a career in commercial and retail finance, Karin obtained a Zoology degree at Nottingham University, then a PhD in Entomology. She has worked with hoverflies, aphids (galling aphids on poplar trees), tephritid flies and their parasitoids on knapweed, bugs and beetles of various grasslands, and now with honey bees.
Research Fellow, Honeybee Health and Wellbeing, University of Sussex