About Us

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Megan Wannarka

Executive Director & Co-Founder

From apprenticing with a small commercial beekeeper and her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and the Caribbean, Megan saw the importance of learning the plants that honeybees, and many pollinators depend on. Her curiosity and plant research became Bee.otany with the help of Michael Sedlacek and working for Worker B.

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Michael Sedlacek

Co-Founder & Board Member

You may know Michael as the mind behind Worker B, a hive derived skincare line found in the Mall of America and Spirit of America. As Twin cities native Michael’s broad knowledge of all things local; His push and support helped bring Bee.otany to life.

Temuri Balakhashvili

Board Member

Temo hails from the eastern European country of Georgia. In Georgia he specialized in Agronomy for cattle forage. Many of his pictures inform Bee.otany’s work and lends an international perspective and eye. Currently he keeps 30 hives of honeybees (Apis mellifera) for is company Stray Pine Honey. Also, he works at the University of Minnesota in the Krischik Lab with Bumble bees (Bombus impatient), Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) and Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus).

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