Beekeepers at CERES, East Brunswick.
I spent a morning photographing bee keepers doing their thing with bee hives and actual real live bees. I'm afraid of bees. How do you think this will end?
Yep, I suited up like the Michelin Man and went to play with bees. The keepers told me I'd be fine - I was fully covered from head to toe and bees aren't naturally aggressive. Nothing to worry about here.
They calmed the bees with smoke. The pulled apart hives, inspected the combs and fixed up any broken bits. The bees didn't seem to care. They'd spied something they could see their own reflections in. Oh yes...bees like camera lenses.
I didn't scream and I didn't lash out at them. I just had a bout of tachycardia equivalent to 5 espresso shots in rapid succession.
Let’s face it, I will still run away from bees.