Naked Beekeeper, Bedford Styvesant, Brooklyn, 2011.
Photo © Valery Rizzo
Michael Hegedus, aka Michael Beaman, aka The Naked Beekeeper, is founder of The Beekeepers Association and Three Sisters Honey made from his six hives in Bed-Sty Brooklyn. Why Naked you ask?...to show how safe it is to work around honeybees, if your careful and gentle the bees will leave you alone.
Three Sisters Honey can be found at in Fort Greene, Lucy's Whey at Chelsea Market and at the Brooklyn Victory Garden in Clinton Hill. Every jar of organically produced honey is adorned with the sweetest labels, each handmade by Michael's three young daughters.