Beekeepers of North Carolina

'Beekeepers of  North Carolina' is an ongoing project. 

From February to April of 2016, I photographed beekeepers across North Carolina and thus far this project has taken me over 5,000 miles, from the coast to the Piedmont, up into the mountains and back again, on multiple occasions. Additionally, I conducted interviews with each beekeeper that coincide with the portraits which help shed light on the highly diverse backgrounds of these interesting people and to further provide educational information to my audience about beekeeping and honey bees. Some of these beekeepers have been keeping bees for over 70 years, while others are fairly new to the practice; however, all of them demonstrated various approaches to the ever-changing atmosphere of beekeeping and their creative solutions to combat the many problems faced by beekeepers today emphasized the determination of these hard-working North Carolinians.