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messageLooking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by Enderbee 06 May, 2013 12:04

Hello all,

This might be a slightly odd request and I hope it's the right section to post it in. I am looking for people that have bee hives (especially solitary bees), and who are happy the be photographed. I am an amateur documentary photographer doing a project urban beekeeping in south east London. I am particularly interested in solitary bees, as these are under photographed/represented but I am also looking for honey bees. I have been in contact with a few people about this already, but if you keep honey bees then please do get in touch also! I am part of Documentary Photography group which has its own website and I am also doing a City And Guilds course and I will use the images for one of the assessed projects. I am also completing my PhD at King's College London, in the Geography Department, so have a strong/deep interest in researching the environment, sustainability and so on. Many thanks in advance and look forward to hearing from you!

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by wren> 06 May, 2013 17:31

Hello, I have 2 colonies of honey bees in my garden which you are welcome to photograph. I also have some mining bees in the front garden, but you may be too late to photograph them as there doesn't seem to be much activity now.

The honey bees are conventionally kept in deep national brood box. The queens are marked.

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by silverfox 06 May, 2013 22:41

Bit of confusion here?

"...I am looking for people that have bee hives (especially solitary bees)..."

"...I am particularly interested in solitary bees, as these are under photographed/represented..." How so?

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by Enderbee 07 May, 2013 15:22

silverfox Wrote:
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> Bit of confusion here?
>
> "...I am looking for people that have bee hives
> (especially solitary bees)..."
>
> "...I am particularly interested in solitary bees,
> as these are under photographed/represented..."
> How so?


Sorry - I meant that most photography that I have come across that documents urban bees/bee-keeping focuses on the honey bee, but I am also interested in anyone that might have put up/made etc a solitary bee hive. Thanks!

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by Voyageur 07 May, 2013 16:10

nikdevlin on CrystalPalaceLife.com keeps bees - there is even a thread dedicated to same so you might want to contact him there [www.crystalpalacelife.com] Apparently he keeps British Black Bees (British indigenous honey bees), and Buckfast Bees (a hybrid between the Black Bee and the Italian Carniolan Bee).

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by Annette Curtain 07 May, 2013 17:15

Id contact Barnaby Shaw if I were you

[www.walworthgardenfarm.org.uk]

He's the bees knees, innit.

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by MissMadMoo 07 May, 2013 21:46

You shouldn't have any trouble finding beekeeper / apiaries locally. There are over 500 apiaries within a 2mile radius of SE1. Contact the LBKA (London bee keepers association) they'll help with you more specific request.

messageRe: Looking for people who keep bees (esp solitary bees) that are happy to be photographed for project.
Posted by numbers 07 May, 2013 21:51

Voyageur Wrote:
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> nikdevlin on CrystalPalaceLife.com keeps bees -
> there is even a thread dedicated to same so you
> might want to contact him there
> [www.crystalpalacelife.com]
> gardening/6-beeeeeeeeeeeees?start=20#7272
> Apparently he keeps British Black Bees (British
> indigenous honey bees), and Buckfast Bees (a
> hybrid between the Black Bee and the Italian
> Carniolan Bee).


these sound more like Scottish bees...

*MacBzzz*


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