on a recent trip to florida, we stopped and spent the afternoon with bee keeper ben of tupelo honey in wewahitchka. the L.L. lanier family have been harvesting honey from their hives scattered throughout the apalachicola river swamps. ben kindly showed us around some hives and we chatted about bee politics and how things have changed over they years. he showed us his hives and we got to see some of the pests and molds that are affecting our current bee population. what a devastating issue we have on our hands!
i could have spent days walking throughout the farm and admiring all of the textures and hearing the sweet sound of bees buzzing about! thanks ben for the great day!
photographs and words by kristen bach