Randolf Menzel, born in 1940, has been busying himself with bees for five decades. The zoologist and neuro-biologist is an authority on research into animal intelligence and has been head of the Neurobiology Institute at the Free University in Berlin for over 30 years. The Intelligence of Bees is his first publication for a general audience.
Matthias Eckoldt, born in 1964, is an author, lecturer and radio contributor with multiple awards to his name. He has published novels, essays and non-fiction books.