Join this webinar with HiveTracks, Inc. and The Best Bees Company to understand how bee data, be it from Best Bees' client hives or HiveTracks' crowdsourcing, is used to conduct research, inform policy, and provide insight into biodiversity, climate change, pollinator health, and the global food supply.
Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., will discuss the projects and learnings fueled by data collected by Best Bees beekeepers from our research-quality controlled hives using our propriety software system, Bzzz.
Max Rünzel will share the projects and initiatives fueled by HiveTracks' data, which is crowdsourced from beekeepers, beekeeping businesses, governments, and NGOs worldwide.
What You Will Learn
Four examples of data being used in the field for greater impact. Projects include:
- The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory (501c)
- Women Beekeepers in Ethiopia
- Honey Origins
- Aim for Climate Change
Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of The Best Bees Company
Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., is CEO and co-founder of The Best Bees Company, the largest beekeeping service in the US. He is an urban ecologist, published author, and a three-time TEDx speaker on a mission to expand the bee population and improve pollinator health. His scientific approach makes an out-sized impact on the larger mission to save the bees and helps clients understand the quantifiable impact they have on the environment by opening their rooftops to pollinators.
Max Rünzel, CEO of HiveTracks, Inc.
Max is the CEO and Co-Founder of HiveTracks. He joined HiveTracks following his appointments with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), where he worked on digital tools to empower smallholder producers. Being fluent in six languages and having lived on three continents, Max believes in a truly global solution to improving bee health.
About The Best Bees Company
The Best Bees Company installs and maintains honeybee hives on commercial and residential properties in urban centers across the US. Our mission is to improve bee health and expand the bee population. Since 2010, we’ve made a tangible, positive impact on the environment, one beehive at a time.
Our beekeeping methodology controls for variability, ensuring the data we collect on each beehive is suitable for rigorous research. Our clientele includes corporations that want to activate sustainability in their business model, individuals who want to reinvigorate their local ecosystem from their own backyard, and property owners who want a turnkey way to put underutilized space to work for the greater good.
About HiveTracks, Inc.
Our vision is to create a positive impact on bee health, beekeeper livelihoods, and biodiversity by connecting people, nature, and data.
HiveTracks views beekeepers as stewards of our planet and the environment. We believe that creating a more livable planet cannot be accomplished without the help of beekeepers and their bees.