The author has a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology and a Master of Science in Occupational Education from the University of Houston. She is a former part-time business instructor at Houston Community College in Houston, TX. After retiring from the public business sector she began volunteering with the Museum of Natural Science in Houston and is currently a docent at the Museum. Her interest in honey bees evolved from curiosity about them. The more she studied them the greater became her appreciation of their usefulness. She is the author of the PDQ Guide to Word Perfect 5.1, self-published in 1993.