American Beekeeping Organisation, Florida, USA
David Mendes, now retired, operated 20,000+ hives for crop pollination and honey production. With a home base in Ft Myers, Florida, he brought bees to Maine for blueberry pollination and Massachusetts for cranberry pollination each summer and to California for almond pollination in the winter. In the Spring and Fall the bees make honey in Florida. Dave has been a full time commercial beekeeper since 1977. He is a past president of the American Beekeeping Federation and lifetime member of Florida State Beekeepers Association and Eastern Apiculture Society. He is a Board member of Project Apis m and Bee Informed Partnership.