Co-Founder and director of Burgh Bees, Meredith Grellis' mission is to find places in our fine city for residents to keep bees and in so doing promote a healthy environment and reactivate underutilized spaces. After being introduced to bees by her beekeeper grandfather, Meredith found more formal training while working at the Chicago Honey Coop, an urban apiary that sits in the shadow of an abandoned factory in Chicago. Meredith has a BA in urban history from the University of Chicago, completed culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and will receive an MBA in May from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.  Before Burgh Bees she worked in community development and land reclamation at the Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center. Burgh Bees brings together her love of food and city spaces.