Erik Österlund is the editor of the Swedish beekeeping journal "Bitidningen", published by the Swedish Beekeeping Association, and distributed in 12,000 copies each month. He has been a beekeeper for about 30 years, and visited Buckfast Abbey and Brother Adam the first time in 1983, with a number of visits following. A number of his articles have been published in American Bee Journal. In 1989 he took part in an expedition to Kenya and has since been involved in breeding a bee more tolerant to the varroa mite, leading a group cooperating on this issue.
Erik's website: http://elgon.se/