Czech Republic / 2021

Forgotten Crafts

Deep in the woods, wild mountains or on the water. I documented people who are connected to the landscape, animals and do something useful. In my eyes, they do craft. They don't work with wood, stone, but with animals and life.

Beekeeper

Spring. Bees are extremely important to us. And not just bees. In fact, all pollinators. Without them, the world would be a very sad place. Thanks to bees, we have fruits, crops. Thanks to them, trees reproduce. The trees change carbon dioxide to oxygen we breathe. This whole symbiosis is critical to our survival. However, despite all these reasons, we kill bees and pollinators. Unaware. Slowly.

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Deep in the woods, wild mountains or on the water. I documented people who are connected to the landscape, animals and do something useful. In my eyes, they do craftsmanship. They don't work with wood, stone, but with animals and life. I would like to pay tribute to them with this document and remind others of these forgotten crafts and show them in reality of the current world.

Highlands, Czech Republic

Rosťa has several bee hives around Panský mlýn. Bees need pure nature, forest, water. And I think this place works for them. Bee hives can be moved to different places. But a huge problem is the bee plague, which kills bees in the area.

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Rosťa has several bee hives around Panský mlýn. Bees need pure nature, forest, water. And I think this place works for them. Bee hives can be moved to different places. But a huge problem is the bee plague, which kills bees in the area.

Beekeeper documentary
Beekeeper documentary
Beekeeper documentary

The bees feed on their own honey or are fed with sugar. Before the bee hive opens, the bees must be disoriented by the smoke from the burnt dry leaves. It doesn't hurt them, but it stays close to the hive so the beekeeper can do his job.

Beekeeper documentary
Beekeeper documentary
Beekeeper documentary

The bees feed on their own honey or are fed with sugar. Before the bee hive opens, the bees must be disoriented by the smoke from the burnt dry leaves. It doesn't hurt them, but it stays close to the hive so the beekeeper can do his job.

Beekeeper documentary
Beekeeper documentary

What can I do to help bees?

Plant a tree. Yes, it's that simple. Together, we need to somehow maintain biodiversity, help all pollinators by using fewer pesticides and herbicides, and provide them with a healthy living environment. This will save the lives of us and the children of our children.

Beekeeper documentary
Beekeeper documentary

This story will continue in summer.

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