Since 2002, Ed Colby has amused, inspired and occasionally educated beekeepers with his Bottom Board column in Bee Culture magazine. With a blend of humor and pathos, he shares not only his remarkable adventures with God’s favorite insect but also reflects on friendship, love, life, death, and the fickle winds of fortune.
Ed grew up in Brazil, Montana, Mexico and Colorado. He can still get by in Portuguese and Spanish. He eventually graduated from the University of Colorado and cobbled together a living from stone masonry, taxi driving, ski patrolling, and commercial fishing, until he stumbled onto his greatest passion — beekeeping. He never looked back.
Now in his golden years, Ed enjoys fishing, writing, and keeping way too many bees. He lives in Peach Valley, Colorado with his sweetheart Marilyn and their blue heeler Pepper.