Maryam Henein

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Maryam Henein
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationInvestigative journalist, functional medicine consultant, filmmaker, entrepreneur
Years active1998–present
Notable work
Vanishing of the Bees, HoneyColony

Maryam Henein is a Canadian-born investigative journalist, activist, functional medicine consultant, filmmaker and entrepreneur. She directed the documentary Vanishing of the Bees narrated by Elliot 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]

In 2015, Maryam Henein was featured as an Environmental and Wellness Advocate in the book "Going Supernova: 101 SuperAchievers".[4]


Vanishing of the Bees[edit]

With George Langworthy, Henein directed the 2010 documentary (which took five years to produce), Vanishing of the Bees with Elliot Page[a] narrating the film.[5][6]

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.[7]


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".[8][9]

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.[10]



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


  1. ^ Credited as Ellen Page


  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. ^ "Going Supernova: 101 SuperAchievers".
  5. ^ "Maryam Henein: Filmmaker Advocate for the Bees". Yes Magazine. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "George Langworthy & Maryam Henein Interview". Females First. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Henein, Maryam (September 13, 2013). "Interview with Maryam Henein". Breaking the Set (Interview). Interviewed by Abby Martin. RT America..
  8. ^ "Maryam Henein, HoneyColony". The Pollination Project. August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Heroines for the Planet: Vanishing of the Bees Director Maryam Henein". Retrieved May 1, 2014..
  10. ^ Henein, Maryam (June 18, 2014). "'Vanishing of the Bees' Director Maryam Henein Explains Why Bees Matter". TakePart Live (Interview). Interviewed by Meghan McCain Jacob Soboroff. Pivot.

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