Company

The Best Bees Company is a full-service beekeeping operation with headquarters in Boston. We deliver, install, and manage beehives for residences and businesses in select markets nationwide.

Our team of beekeepers brings a scientific know-how and environmental enthusiasm to the work of connecting our clients with the benefits of beekeeping. Our proprietary software allows us to track data on every hive visit making our approach to beekeeping the new gold standard.

Founded in 2010 by Noah Wilson Rich, Ph.D., The Best Bees Company began in earnest as a means to raise funding for scientific research to improve honey bee health. We are proud to have extended our beekeeping services to hundreds of clients throughout southern New England, New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

Mission

The Best Bees Company’s mission is to expand the honey bee population whilst improving the overall health and safety of bees nationwide.

Here at The Best Bees Company we envision a healthier and safer world for the bee community. Each bee hive is a data point that contributes to our affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit to analyze and improve bee health. Through our research and work, we aim to make our vision a reality.

 

From hive installation to honey harvesting, our team provides a complete suite of services that make home beekeeping a simple and safe reality

Partners

Noah Wilson-Rich

Chief Scientific Officer, Noah Wilson-Rich is a behavioral ecologist and published author. Noah was born in Manhattan, raised in Connecticut, and studied in Boston. He continues to be inspired by community gardens and underutilized spaces in New York, Boston, and cities around the world. Ironically, Noah was not fond of insects as a kid. He and his family were terrified at nearly every creepy-crawly thing passing by. It wasn’t until high school when Noah began investigating what all the anti-arthropodian sentiment was about. In an AP Environmental Science course, Noah participated in Project SEARCH, a state-run program in Connecticut that surveyed aquatic invertebrate species as bio-indicators for water pollution.

Noah continued his involvement in research as an undergraduate at Northeastern University from 2000-2005, and produced his first three publications during this time. Noah continued these investigations into the mysteries of the social insect world, as a graduate student at Tufts University from 2005-2011. As an academic scientist, Noah has held various adjunct faculty  appointments in biology, including at Tufts University, Northeastern University, and Simmons College. He has given two talks at TEDxBoston, “Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees” in 2012, and “Our Future with Bees” in 2014. His 2014 book, The Bee: A Natural History, published by Princeton University Press in the U.S. and Ivy Press, Ltd. in the U.K. and Europe, is now available wherever you like to buy your books.

Sean T. Cahill

Chief Operating Officer, Sean Cahill is a software engineer and corporate operations professional. Cahill brings considerable operational experience to The Best Bees Company, after spending nearly two decades overseeing global operations with a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government contracts, and furniture and automobile import/export. Cahill and Noah spent years as friends before teaming up for The Best Bees Company. Cahill wrote the code for Bzzz, the proprietary software behind The Best Bees Company’s data system.

Cahill was born and raised in Woodstock, VT. He holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in Political Science and German, with minors in English, History, Art History, and Philosophy, from the University of Vermont. He holds a Master of Arts degree in German Literature, also from the University of Vermont. His work experience post-school enabled Cahill to travel the world, and to learn the invaluable software coding skills upon which The Best Bees Company relies.