J rgen Tautz, born in 1949, is an internationally recognised expert on bees and a professor emeritus at the Biocenter at W rzburg University. Since 2006 he has been in charge of the HOneyBee Online Studies (HOBOS) interdisciplinary project. Tautz has authored numerous publications and been awarded several prizes for his work in science education. Diedrich Steen, born in 1963, is in charge of the publishing program of a book publishing house. Bees have been kept in his family for over 100 years, and he has been an active beekeeper himself for twenty years.