Tufts University & The Best Bees Company
In 2009, Noah Wilson-Rich was finishing up his Ph.D. dissertation at Tufts University, focusing on honey bee immunology. The global economy was in a major recession, and grant funding for research of all types remained elusive. Neither Noah nor his Ph.D. advisor had ever received a grant, despite countless applications. Instead, Noah founded The Best Bees Company as a means to raise funding for his research to improve bee health.