Damian Magista is an entrepreneur, beekeeper, photographer, occasional writer, cannabis advocate, and traveller. Having founded of Bee Local and Co-Founded Annata he has been featured on Bizarre Foods America, Tastemade's Local Flight, Original Fare, written for online publications, and profiled in a variety of national magazines. Several award winning chefs use Bee Local honey in their kitchens and his honey has won several local and national awards.
Magista has launched Annata, a brand of cannabis flower, oils, and edibles, knowing that chefs and food enthusiast want to learn more about how to connect great cannabis with great food. Inspired by the Italian word for "vintage" or "a good harvest" it embraces the importance and details that surround good foods and cannabis.
His current project Food Cart, is a short film that tells the story of a young cook as he struggles to make ends meet at his nondescript food cart. Unexpected circumstances bring him to a crossroad. Slated for release in 2017.