For one month every year, giant Himalayan bees–the biggest bees in the world–come to collect nectar from a poisonous flower, giving the honey they make certain medicinal, aphrodisiac, and hallucinogenic properties. The rare and exotic honey and is the subject of this short documentary by Raphael Treza.
Finding that the guy he was about to photograph reminded him of a bear, Blake Little paired him with honey and what started out as just another photo shoot became a massive project two years in the making.
Apiarists have something new to simplify the task of collecting honey. Invented by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Andersen, the Flow Hive is an ingenious beehive that eliminates the arduous process of extracting honey thanks to a spigot system connected to specially design honeycomb frames.