Noah W.

Location:

Boston, MA

Member since:

January 6, 2012

Why are you joining the Boston Beekeepers Club?

I have been a beekeeper living in Boston for eight years now. I am active with the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association but was not aware of this group until recently. I thought I was alone because I have not seen any other beekeepers registered with the MBA database living in Boston. I am so excited to know that this group exists, and very happy to now be a part of it.

Do you know anything about Beekeeping? If so, please describe experience:

I am a 2007 graduate of the Essex County Beekeeping Association bee school in Topsfield, MA, and earned a Ph.D. in biology from Tufts University in 2011 studying honey bee health and disease resistance. In 2010, I founded Boston's Best Bees Company (www.bestbees.com). Best Bees Company is a research and urban beekeeping operation. Its primary aims are to 1) raise funds for research related to improving honey bee health, and 2) bolster honey bee populations. Best Bees provides and maintains honey bee hives for gardeners and property owners in urban, suburban, and rural habitats, with 100% of profits from the sales and management of hives going to fund our research to improve honey bee health. Educational outreach is a major focus of Best Bees Company, as demonstrated by our honey bee blog (www.bestbees.com/blog) and educational hive program for schools (www.bestbees.com/classroomhives).

Do you have a place where you can keep bees?

The Best Bees Company research operation is based out of Boston’s South End, with research hives and apiaries in Boston, Medfield, Truro, and Provincetown. Beyond these research hives, I also manage all of the Best Bees Company client hives around greater Boston and Cape Cod, along with the help of a fabulous team of beekeeping interns.

Are you interested in helping to create an active bee community in Boston?

Yes, absolutely!

Do you have any good honey recipes to share?

I have many! Please feel free to contact me if you are looking for a recipe type.

Introduction

I am a Boston (South End) beekeeper, biology professor, and founder of Boston's Best Bees Company (www.bestbees.com). I am the lead scientist at a honey bee research laboratory in Boston, where I work to develop ways to improve honey bee health.


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