I am featured on @wired with the photo series i shot on Zanzibar & Pemba💥🙌🏾 Honey bees are industrious little creatures, schlepping pollen and nectar from flower to hive all day to feed their queen. But in the tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, roughly 30 miles east of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, that's not all they do. For centuries Zanzibar’s clove, nutmeg and cinnamon trees made it a global trade hub. But today it faces serious problems including poverty, deforestation and the negative effects of climate change. So how exactly do honeybees help?
Well, bees pollinate trees in particular, the fruit and spice trees that farmers are increasingly growing as a more climate-change resilient alternative to mono-crops. Their honey also provides beekeepers with additional income that doesn't rely on cutting down timber.
Dutch photographer captures this bee-autiful relationship in his photo series ‘Jungle Bees’. #nationalhoneybeeday