Zehan Zhou • TEDxYouth@StGeorgesSchool
Beekeeping: the Evolution and Future of an Ancient Art
Zehan Zhou (name meaning “one who gives greatly”) has been mesmerized with the natural world ever since he was three when his parents first gave him a picture book about animals. His interest in nature has progressed onto owning a wide variety of pets, binge-watching nature documentaries, and has even led him to be a beekeeper of four years. Throughout, he has accumulated a good repertoire of beekeeping lore and he bears all the wounds to prove it. Zehan has spoken many times about his hobby, whether it be presenting at the St. George’s Global Stewardship Conference to leading Grade 10s through wax workshops and even showing Grade 1s about the secret life of bees. When Zehan is not a beekeeper, he is a fluent speaker of five languages, a gourmand, a skier, a political scientist, and a casual philosopher. He hopes to be able to bring agriculture back to our increasingly urban lives and to better raise awareness of the plight of our bees.