#375: How Helping Bees Can Increase Your Gardening Production
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with bee expert and chief scientific officer of The Bees Company about how raising bees at home can increase your vegetable garden production.
His expertise on bees and bee keeping has lead Noah to be featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and National Geographic on why bees are so important.
Noah is going to come on today and share his findings on the big three causes for the decline of bees, steps we can take to ensure we are not contributing to bee decline and a number of ways to help increase the number of bees.
From there, Noah is going to tell us about a new genomic process that has lead apiologists to learn more about bees through the genome of the honey they produce and how, with this data, they have a better understanding of what should be planted to make your local bees happy.
About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Noah Wilson-Rich of The Best Bee 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.
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.