TEDxBoston 2012 – Urban Beekeeping
“Humans think about our health in a prospective way. Why don’t we think about honeybees in the same way?”
We depend on bees to pollinate our crops yet the cost of these fruits and vegetables continues to rise as bees rapidly and mysteriously disappear. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder of Boston’s Best Bees Company, teaches us how urban beekeeping just might save a city and a species in this TEDPrize City 2.0 talk.
TEDxBoston 2014 – Our Future with Bees
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
The world’s bees can create economic and ecological sustainability, if only we let them Noah Wilson-Rich turned to social media as a unique method of funding his research to improve honey bee health. 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.
Noah Wilson-Rich (@BestBees), co-founder of the Best Bees Company, discusses his work as a beekeeper and how he risks working with them to keep the pollinators—and their honey—in our lives.