High Honey / Jill Mead

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In a remote corner of north west Zambia a beekeeping cooperative invited the Body Shop to visit and watch their incredible beekeeping practice.

Their amazing tree bark hives are securely fastened high in the treetops. This is to stop honey badgers, which would devour an entire honeycomb in an instant. During the harvest the beekeepers climb barefoot and without protection from stings.

Many women have taken up beekeeping which provides much needed income along with greater empowerment.


About Jill

Jill’s love of photography blossomed from early expeditions with her family, taking pictures of abandoned farms on the North York Moors. She now feels incomplete without a camera and is fascinated by pretty much everything

"Everyone has a story to tell. I am not sure how it happens but when I ask the un-askable questions people open up. Whether I am working with a shy child or the most volatile chef on earth. The more trust you build, the more authentic the outcome.

Working with Antman back-up comes with many advantages: chief amongst them simply being able to concentrate on my job. The ratio of successful shots is testament to this.”

(To read more about Jill Mead, see Who we are)

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