Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ellie Symes, CEO, grew up in a number of cities across the Midwest and Canada. In addition to her work at The Bee Corp, Ellie is a part-time graduate student at Indiana University pursuing a Master of Public from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
The Bee Corp is a benefit corporation founded in Bloomington, IN that applies data analytics to beekeeping. Our mission is to drive innovation on traditional beekeeping practices through scientific research and technology in order to foster sustainable honeybee populations. Because of advancements in sensor technology, the Internet of Things is permeating traditional industries. Increasingly, beekeepers are adopting technology to discover insights about their hives. The Bee Corp uses the sensor data to derive hive health insights, allowing beekeepers to track the health of their hive in real time.