Beekeeping in Missouri

Beekeepers are struggling to maintain the level of honey they are able to produce each year. While their are many factors to the downfall in honey production-- Missouri Beekeepers point to the financial difficulties of beekeeping operations as the most troubling issue. This is a series of photos I produced for a class project in 2017.  
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"Nice Bees"

Jonathan Eisele tends to his honeybee hives on his farm in Centralia, Missouri on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He prides himself on having "nice bees" and does not feel the need to wear a beekeeper suit when working with them.

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A Family Business

Jonathan Eisele works with honeybees on his farm in Centralia, Missouri. Eisele has worked with bees for a majority of his life, as his father was also a beekeeper.