Maryam Henein

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Maryam Henein
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Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education Concordia
Occupation Investigative journalist, filmmaker, entrepreneur
Years active 1998–present
Notable work Vanishing of the Bees, HoneyColony

Maryam Henein has been dubbed "the Erin Brockovich of the Bee Word." She is an investigative journalist, activist, functional medicine coach, filmmaker and entrepreneur. She directed the documentary Vanishing of the Bees narrated by Ellen Page.

Early life and education[edit]

Henein is a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She interviewed documentarian Morgan Spurlock for Penthouse,[1] and also produced documentaries for the UK’s September Films on subjects that include pimps, drug dealers and porn stars in the Los Angeles area.[2] She was also part of First Apartment, a reality show webcast in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the now-defunct website, produced by Joe and Harry Gantz of Taxicab Confessions.[3]

Following a near-fatal pedestrian versus car crash in 2002 in which she was dragged for 49 feet, broke her leg, vertebrae, and several ribs and had to have a titanium rod inserted, she researched issues of health and nutrition to help her in her recovery and became aware of colony collapse disorder.[2]


Vanishing of the Bees[edit]

With George Langworthy, Henein directed the 2010 documentary (which took five years to produce), Vanishing of the Bees with Ellen Page narrating the fillm.[4][5]

Since the release of Vanishing of the Bees, Henein has become an outspoken advocate of bees and bee colonies, non-GMO foods and reducing the release of pesticides into the environment.[6]


Henein is the founder of HoneyColony Inc., a member-supported online magazine that hosts a number of optimized-health and investigative writers called "Hive Advisers".[7][8]

Of Bees & Men[edit]

Henein continues to work on projects involving bees and contamination of the food supply. She is working on a memoir titled Of Bees & Men and launched a year-long Save the Bees campaign in June 2014.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Catwoman Assistant to the director Pitof Film
2009 Vanishing of The Bees Director / Producer / Writer Award Winning Film


  1. ^ "Saving Sisters One Hive at a Time. ~ Maryam Henein". November 7, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The heart of the hive: Madesmith meets HoneyColony's Maryam Henein". Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Crushed Planet takes reality TV to next level". Daily Bruin. February 13, 2001. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maryam Henein: Filmmaker Advocate for the Bees". Yes Magazine. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "George Langworthy & Maryam Henein Interview". Females First. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Henein, Maryam (September 13, 2013). "Interview with Maryam Henein". Breaking the Set (Interview). Interview with Abby Martin. RT America. 
  7. ^ "Maryam Henein, HoneyColony". The Pollination Project. August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Heroines for the Planet: Vanishing of the Bees Director Maryam Henein". Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ Henein, Maryam (June 18, 2014). "'Vanishing of the Bees' Director Maryam Henein Explains Why Bees Matter". TakePart Live (Interview). Interview with Meghan McCain Jacob Soboroff. Pivot. 

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