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Guillermo Fernandez

MASTER BEEKEEPER CANDIDATE

Guillermo Fernandez, a Master Beekeeper candidate, has been an urban beekeeper for a decade. Guillermo founded the Honeybee Conservancy and is its executive director. He brings years of marketing experience from his time at brands such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. Having grown up in a food desert, he believes bees are the key to transforming our food system and ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, local foods

Shona Neary and Sarah Langenbach

STUDENT COLLABORATORS

Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design student Shona Neary and Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing alumna Sarah Langenbach collaborated with Honeybee Conservancy to install and maintain the bee hives at FIT.

Nicole Toutounji

PROGRAM ADVISOR, HONEYBEE CONSERVANCY

Nicole Toutounji is the program advisor and bee ambassador at the Honeybee Conservancy. After a long career as a photographer and photo editor at UNICEF’s headquarters in New York, Nicole took classes in beekeeping, joined an urban beekeeping organization, and apprenticed with seasoned beekeepers. She’s presently the head beekeeper at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where she tends two beehives and conducts various events and seminars on the value of bees and beekeeping. Nicole is a founding member of BeeVillage in Battery Park, which consists of six beehives.

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