Noah Wilson-Rich is the author of fourteen scientific publications, a full-time faculty member in the Biology Department of Simmons College, Boston, and the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Best Bees Company. In 2012, he gave the number one TED talk on bees, “Every City Needs Healthy Bees,” which went viral online with over a quarter of a million views within a few months. Noah founded Best Bees Company in his Boston apartment while studying for his PhD at Tufts University. Best Bees supplies gardeners and other interested parties in the Boston area with beehives and the resources, materials, and consultation for their upkeep. This service funds research into bee disease, immune function, and health. Noah opened the world’s first urban beekeeping laboratory at the Best Bees headquarters, a hub for global research to make bees healthier and the human environment more sustainable.
Norman Carreck has kept bees for nearly forty years, and spent the last twenty five years as a bee research scientist. He has lectured about bees on all continents where bees are kept, written many scientific papers, book chapters, conference contributions and popular articles. Norman is Science Director of the International Bee Research Association.