About Us

Best for Bees is a research and development company for beekeepers that was founded in 2010 by Erica Shelley, PhD. Over the years, the company has grown to include agricultural and research projects with honeybees and bumblebees, as well as providing beekeeping services to companies through “Business Bees”.

In 2020, Best for Bees collaborated with the University of Guelph on a joint research project and she invented the ProtectaBEE, a hive entrance used for bee vectoring. Erica's background in Molecular and Medical Genetics, where she worked with fungi and cancer, proved particularly useful in the development of this project, which uses fungi to treat varroa mites.

Today, through Best for Bees, our "hive" is working with world researchers, producers, and supply companies to improve bee health, make beekeeping easier, and save the world's bees, one hive at a time. The company remains committed to educating hobby beekeepers and promoting sustainable beekeeping practices, while also spearheading innovative research and development initiatives aimed at improving bee health and population.

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