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Founder of Boston’s Best Bees Company Noah Wilson-Rich discusses the possibilities of saving cities and a species in this beekeeping keynote. Wilson-Rich wants to change the perspective of viewers about the idea of bees and the benefits of urban beekeeping. Humans depend on bees for both economical and agricultural reasons, whether it be pollution or for products. Yet, honey bees have begun to disappear due to colony collapse disorder. The declining number of bees, which we depend on to pollinate our crops of vegetables and fruit, is causing the cost of food to go up.
There is a need for bees for the future of urban living. Urban beekeeping is simple and easy; most surprisingly, bees are surviving better in the city rather than the countryside and are producing more honey. In this beekeeping keynote, Noah Wilson-Rich shows how the solution can be found in urban agriculture.