Best Bees Company was founded on January 1, 2010 by Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D. Noah is a behavioral ecologist, a beekeeper, and the founder of Boston’s Best Bees™. He is a 2007 graduate from the Bee School at the Essex County Beekeeper’s Association in Topsfield, MA. Noah earned his B.S. in Biology at Northeastern University (2005) and his Ph.D. in Biology at Tufts University (2011) at Tufts University. (Note that Best Bees Company is in no way affiliated with either institution.) As President and CEO, Noah oversees all Company activities, yet also remains accessible to anyone interested in learning more about Best Bees or honey bees in general, by email at email@example.com.
Noah is proud to call the South End (Boston) home for the past six years, and is inspired by the community gardens around the neighborhood. He grew up in Fairfield, CT and was not fond of insects as a kid. In fact, he and his entire family were terrified at every creepy-crawly passing by. It wasn’t until high school when Noah began investigating what all the anti-arthropodian sentiment was about. He participated in Project SEARCH, a state-run program using aquatic invertebrate species as bio-indicators for water pollution.
As an undergraduate at Northeastern University, he continued his involvement in research and produced three publications during this time. As a graduate student, he continued his investigations into the mysteries of the social insect world. Noah’s efforts as a graduate student have produced nine additional publications to date. Noah is currently researching the efficacy of three different vaccines for honey bees, for which a U.S. Patent is pending. As an academic scientist, Noah has published over ten articles relating to disease resistance in social animals, any of which Best Bees is happy to provide upon request.