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How city habitats help honeybees to thrive

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Birds and the Bees.

On a rooftop garden in the middle of Manhattan, honeybee colonies are flourishing. Biologist Noah-Wilson Rich explains how collecting data from honeybee hives can help ensure a healthy future for all.

About Noah-Wilson Rich

Noah Wilson-Rich is the co-founder and chief scientific officer of The Best Bee Company.

The company installs and maintains honeybee hives on commercial and residential properties in 13 cities nationwide. Their data-driven approaches are used by other institutions likes MIT, NASA, Harvard University, and National Geographic.

Wilson-Rich got his bachelor's degree in biology from Northeastern University and his Ph.D. in biology from Tufts University. He is the author of The Bee: A Natural History.

This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Katie Monteleone and edited by Katie Simon and Rachel Faulkner. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.

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Katie Monteleone
Katie Monteleone is a producer for TED Radio Hour. She started out as an intern for the show in January 2019. After her internship, Monteleone began producing for Life Kit before returning to the TED Radio Hour team in October 2019 as a full-time producer.
Rachel Faulkner White
Rachel Faulkner is a producer and editor for TED Radio Hour.
Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Katie Simon
Katie Simon is the Supervising Editor for Embedded, which showcases premier enterprise documentary storytelling for NPR and the NPR Network.