TEDxBoston 2014

Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D.

Our Future with Bees

The world’s bees can create economic and ecological sustainability, if only we let them



Noah Wilson-Rich founded The Best Bees Company in 2010 while a graduate student, finishing up his Ph.D. in Biology at Tufts University. He turned to social media as a unique method of funding his research to improve honey bee health. Noah began building and selling beehives, volunteering his time to manage the beehives and harvest honey for clients, in exchange for research funding. His laboratory has since moved from the living room of his Boston apartment and into an actual industrial space, with 17 employees and research students, overseeing the management of over 300 beehives across 5 states.