Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan. Her father kept bees when she was a child, and years later, she found herself pulled into the culture and science of bees and caring for beehives in her backyard. For the past seven years she has been exploring the persona Madame Beespeaker at venues across the country, sharing the tradition of "telling the bees." She also regularly appears as the Queen Bee at schools and community events. As an artist and educator Weidenhammer works with students of all ages on identifying native plants, eating locally, gardening for pollinators and guerrilla gardening.