Definition: People in Bath engaged with beekeeping, as a hobby and/or otherwise.
Reasons for selecting: Beekeeping around the UK has attracted growing attention in recent years as bee populations have declined. Bath’s beekeepers are dedicated to ensuring this craft remains current by sharing know-how and expertise with those who are interested in keeping bees themselves.
As part of their project ‘Picture in the Paper’, artists LOW PROFILE searched for all of the people in Bath who are active with beekeeping, as a hobby or otherwise, bringing them together to make a professional photographic portrait of as many people in this group as possible.
PHOTO SHOOT DATE: 1st November 2014
TIME: 15:00 – 16:15
LOCATION: BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
The beekeeper portrait was one of 18 group photographs taken in November 2014, before being published in the Bath Chronicle and then put on permanent public display, in the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath when it opened in February 2015.
Beekeepers of Bath, gathered at BRLSI on Saturday 1st November 2014.
Back row (l-r): Philip Rugg, Suzanne Lea, Caroline Page, Sandra Fletcher, Tracey Blacker
Middle row: Norma Sobers, Louis Hodgkin, Dan Job, Thacher Alexander, Rob Lea, Verona Bass, John Wayman, Caroline Peppercorn
Front row: Karen Wallis, Bob Needs, Nigel Hurst, Tim Matthews, Steve Fletcher, Jessica Flower, Shirley Needs
ROLLER DERBY SKATERS | PETANQUE PLAYERS | OPEN WATER SWIMMERS | AMATEUR DRAMATICS PLAYERS | BEE KEEPERS | BOARD GAME PLAYERS | BELL RINGERS | SCOUT AND GUIDE LEADERS | NURSES | COSMETICS COUNTER STAFF | INDEPENDENT RETAILERS | CHEFS | LIVE ABOARD BOATERS | USERS OF FAIRFIELD HOUSE | COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER | GROWERS | BUSKERS | GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS | MINECRAFT PLAYERS | ARTS AWARDS PARTICIPANTS | SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS