LIVE WEBINAR: November 18th, 2022 at 12:00 pm, EST

How Data Informs Beekeeping Practices

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Join this webinar for an inside look at how the data our Best Bees beekeepers collects informs our beekeeping practices in real-time, while also fueling our long-term research initiatives.

Our CEO, Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., founded The Best Bees Company in 2010 as a means of continuing his scientific research into honey bee immunology. Now, our national network of data-yielding beehives has empowered us to compile the largest database on bee health in the US.

Noah will speak on how data contributes to annual and seasonal learnings on bee health, advancing the field of apiology (the scientific study of honey bees) as a whole, while Nathan Reid, Best Bees' Head Beekeeper, will break down how data is used to guide our beekeeping practices month to month.


What You Will Learn

  • The evolution of data collection at Best Bees: the development of our proprietary software system, Bzzz. 
  • The evolution of standardized beekeeping, the complications inherent in the practice, and its importance. 
  • The methods of data monitoring and analysis; the difference between practical applied data and research data.
  • What we have learned from our data, both in relation to our beekeeping practices and our understanding of pollinator health.

The Speakers

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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.

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Nathan Reid, Head Beekeeper at The Best Bees Company

Nate Reid is the Head Beekeeper at The Best Bees Company, overseeing over 85 beekeepers across the country. Prior to joining The Best Bees Company in August of 2021, he spent five years working in agriculture as a commercial beekeeper. Nate works with all of Best Bees' beekeepers across our 21 regions to ensure advanced, standardized beekeeping practices across the nation. He runs the extensive internal beekeeping training program, regularly updated with new learnings and seasonal protocols.

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. 

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