Alex Tuchman is a beekeeper, educator, farmer, author, and student of nature. As the Director of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Virginia, Alex has a wide variety of responsibilities on the farm, with the bees, in the classroom, and in administration. Alex began work at Spikenard in 2014 following three years as the Farm Manager of Loyola University Chicago’s Student Farm in Woodstock, Illinois, his home state. He teaches regularly at conferences in the U.S., around the world, and online. Alex’s book, A Lively Hive (2021), outlines the basic biodynamic beekeeping methods practiced and taught at Spikenard Farm.