Gunther Hauk has been a teacher, lecturer, biodynamic gardener and beekeeper for over 40 years. In 1996 he co-founded the Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamic Studies in Chestnut Ridge, New York, where he developed a successful biodynamic part-time training and taught at Sunbridge College. Together with his wife, Vivian, he founded Spikenard Farm, Inc. in 2006, a non-profit research and education organization with a honeybee sanctuary at its heart. Over these decades, he has given many workshops on biodynamic agriculture and sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping methods throughout the United States and internationally.

In his book Toward Saving the Honeybee (2002, updated edition 2017) he calls for a radical change in beekeeping methods. The Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary is located in Floyd, Virginia.