The Secret Life of Bees

November 21, 2017

“For bees, the flower is the fountain of life;
For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.”
    -Kahlil Gibram


My childhood dreams came true. I got to suit up and wear a bee suit! It was a bit tricking at first to figure out how to wear it and capture photos, but I managed. I had the pleasure of photographing Bee Keeper, Manda McPhee, owner and operator of McPhee’s Bees. Nurturing the bees is her top priority. Using only natural beekeeping practices, Manda handles the bees with love and care as she extracts honey from her Kauai hives, located in several parts of the island.

Manda with her hive at the Kauai Farmacy

“Place a beehive on my grave and let the honey soak through” -From the Motion Picture, The Secret Life of Bees