Friday, December 21, 2012
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Rock Study #1
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Nectar Of Brooklyn: Inside Brooklyn Grange Bees, The City’s First Commercial Apiary
Nona Brooklyn just ran a great story featuring my photographs on the Brooklyn Grange Apiary. Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Varroa mites are parasites that attach themselves to honey bees and feed on their blood as well as larvae in the hive. Powdered sugar is one chemical pesticide free method to control a varroa infestation. The fine sugar clogs up the suction feet of the mites so that they are no longer able to cling to the bees' bodies and fall off.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen
Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen, organic heirloom tomato grown in Brooklyn 2012
Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen, which translates from German as "travel tomato from Transylvania" actually has roots in Central America. Native Indians would take this unusual variety on trips and break off the individual lobes to eat without the use of a knife.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Indigo Rose tomato, grown in Brooklyn, 2012
The Indigo Rose, developed by Jim Meyers at Oregon State University using traditional plant breeding techniques, is the first variety of tomato that contains anthocyanins. These are powerful antioxidants that only develop where the fruit comes into direct contact with sunlight giving it a distinctive purple color. Parts that are shaded remain green.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Bees are resourceful creatures, so when there is a dearth in nectar supply they look for alternative sources like discarded soda cans. Could the green cell shown above be a result of a bee drinking Mountain Dew?
Thursday, August 23, 2012
First Tomato Harvest
A beautiful organic Ananas Noire tomato developed by the Belgian horticulturist Pascal Moreau.
Grown in Brooklyn, 2012
Fire Hydrant Hive
A few weeks ago, I was there to document the apprentices at The Brooklyn Grange Apiary removing a feral bee hive from inside a fire hydrant at The Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A new worker bee emerges from its cell
Bees constructing wax honeycomb
A dead bee hangs by its stinger and part of its own intestinal tract
Friday, July 20, 2012
Fresh Honeycomb from a hive at The Brooklyn Grange Apiary, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Adventures in Beekeeping
Kate Neckel painted hives at The Brooklyn Grange Apairy, 2012
Weak bee hives, that are unlikely to survive on their own, can be combined using a sheet of newspaper to seperate them. This allows the different bees time to acclimate to each others' pheremones, so that when they have chewed through the paper they will form a single, happy hive.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Last week, I visited Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles, who was putting the finishing touches on a custom surfboard he shaped in his Brooklyn workshop.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
I had a great time photographing Kate Neckel at Hudson Studios where she was painting a new bee hive for The Brooklyn Bridge Apiary.
Friday, June 15, 2012
On the Rocks
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
WIRED.COM - Sad Vader
The force is still strong with my "Sad Vader" photograph. It was just featured in a fun story about Star Wars inspired art on Wired.com's design site.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Fisherman, Playa Pelada, Costa Rica 2012
As the tide was coming in on Playa Pelada, local fisherman spotted several mackerel washed up in rocks pools at one end of the beach. In an impressive show of skill, using only hand lines and the mackerel for bait, they landed 5 larger fish in less than half an hour.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hotel Playas de Nosara
Hotel Playas de Nosara, Costa Rica 2012
The beaches in Nosara, Costa Rica, are part of a National Wildlife Refuge so building is prohibited within 200 metres of the ocean. The Hotel Playas de Nosara was forced to close for violating this law. It now sits empty except for a pack of wild dogs, a groundskeeper and the owner who occupies the rooms directly below the minaret.
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