From federal government employee to beekeeper? Meet the Bee Gal!


Marianne Gee worked as a Ph.D. epidemiologist and science policy advisor for the federal government before finding her true calling as a beekeeper. After discovering a colony of honeybees in the wall of their home, Marianne and her husband Matt cofounded Gees Bees Honey Company, which brings beehives to rooftops and backyards across Ottawa. Today they care for more than 200 beehives around the city and are revitalizing an urban farm for local organic food production.

Follow Marianne on Twitter to “bee” in the know about Gees Bees latest adventures, and don’t miss her take on our theme RE:DESIGN on the TEDxKanata stage on March 1st!