Third in the Brooklyn-based documentary series, The Beekeeper is part of Made by Hand, showcasing inspiring individuals and what makes up their specific, environmentally sustainable identities.
Made by Hand was created out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we are as individuals. For example, the food that we eat says something about each of us, as do the tools we use and the chairs we rest on. Objects that surround the space we dwell in tell stories, and not just about us. Where did they come from? Who made them? How were they made?
Part three focuses on the unusual career of Megan Paska, a full-time beekeeper in Brooklyn. Paska’s workspace—overgrown flowers everyplace and vegetable patches sprouting up healthily—brings every indoor, nine-to-five office to a bitter shame. Even more envious is Paska’s confident perspective on life and what to take from it, after having successfully found her niche, her love in working life. The close up shots of intricate bee colonies and hives is nothing short of fascinating here—collecting chunks of honey while basking in the honey coloured sunset of a Brooklyn afternoon, I think Megan Paska has found paradise.