Photographer/Beekeeper

As mentioned in the World Wildlife Fund: Food Issue post, Adam has been a beekeeper for about 2 years. Bringing a full frame into the studio has been a want of his from the beginning. This job gave him a reason to spend time making the observation/transport box.

One Sunday afternoon this past spring he pulled a frame from the hive and inserted it into the wood and plexiglass case he built. There were maybe a hundred or so bees that had stayed on the frame. After a few hours, we noticed there were more bees than we had started with in the box. He had pulled a frame packed full of brood. As time wore on more and more bees hatched. By the time we put the frame back in the hive, there were over a thousand bees in the case.

Driving around with a thousand irritable bees in your passenger seat can make the mellowest of people a little nervous.

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honey3You can see the larva growing in the individual cells

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bees2Here’s the box Adam made. There is plexiglass on both sides so he can back light the frame.

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