Squash Bee. Copyright Sharp-Eatman Nature Photography

Wild Bees

April 14, 2018 - November 4, 2018

This exhibition features exquisite photographs of wild bees in their natural habitats, along with an exploration of their varied lifestyles, microscopic views of native bee specimens, bee houses, and more.

The photographs are part of an ongoing wild bee project undertaken by photojournalist and writer Paula Sharp and nature photographer Ross Eatman, who began documenting wild bees inhabiting New York's Rockefeller State Park Preserve and neighboring Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in 2014.

Wild bees are important pollinators of wildflowers, garden flowers and commercial crops including fruit trees, berries, melons and garden vegetables. Although domesticated honeybees often are used to pollinate cultivated plants, wild bees are able to pollinate many flowers and crops that honey bees cannot. 

Supported by The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund.