Dr. RWK Punchihewa checking his bees at the Baton Rouge USDA bee lab. Puchi did his Ph.D. at Guelph around the same time as me (1983-1988). If you want to learn more about the Asian hive bees (Apis cerana), read his book (Beekeeping for honey production in Sri Lanka: Management of asiatic hive honeybee Apis cerana in its natural tropical monsoonal environment, ISBN 955-9282-01-8, pp 232, Printed by Sarvodaya Vishva Kekha, Tamalana, Sri Lanka). He is now a senior lecturer at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Baton Rouge, May 19, 1999.