I think David is out of the biz now.
I don't know Mr. Winters personally and I wasn't sure if that was still a live email address or not. I'm just aware of a lot of chatter from unhappy people who state they lost money dealing with him. From the looks of his websites he appears to be shut down. I just didn't want someone who was given an email address to go into a possible bad situation unaware.
Likewise, the OP might also want to do a little checking around regarding the current situation with Russell Apiary...seems there are several unhappy customers there, also. Hopefully Russell will get the situation taken care of.