Beetography

Beetography by Zachary Huang

As a two-time winner at an International Photo Contest, I am an avid beetographer (a photographer who is very dedicated to photographying bees, coined by himself, May 4th 2005).  I have thousands of photos of honey bees on flowers but only have uploaded about 200 species so far to ww2.beetography.com. Photos related to extension are hosted at cyberbee.net.

Equipment:

Nikon D700, Nikkor 60 mm micro, Nikkor 105 mm micro VR, Tamron 180 mm macro, Nikon SB R1C1 wireless flash.

Sony Alpha 7ii, 60mm macro, 90 mm macro, Meike MK-MT24 Macro Twin Lite Flash

Awards:

  • MSU Global Focus International Photography Contest, First Place, Faculty/Staff, 2010
  • XI  International Apiculture Photography Contest, Second Prize, 2009
  • MSU Global Focus International Photography Contest, Third Place, Faculty/Staff, 2007
  • XI  International Apiculture Photography Contest, Second Prize, 2006

Cover photos (click to enlarge):

http://cyberbee.net/index.php/bees-on-flowers/Cover-photos

An incomplete list of published photos:

  • Cover photo for Caron and Connor’s book, “Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping“, 2013
  • Bee Photo, inside cover, Science, March 9, 2012
  • Bee photo (cover), American Bee Journal, Sept 2011
  • Bee photo, Arnoldia, the Magazine of the Arnold Arboretum, 68: 7, 2011
  • Cover photo for Norm Gary’s book, “Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping Of Honey Bees”, 2010
  • Bee photo (cover), American Bee Journal, July 2010
  • Bee photo, NIGMS, http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/thenewgenetics/thenewgenetics.pdf, 2010
  • Bee photo (cover), American Bee Journal, May 2008
  • Bee photo (covers), American Bee Journal, March, April, May 2007
  • Bee photo (cover), Abstracts of “Honey Bee Genomics and Biology”, May 2007
  • Bee photo (cover), MSU Entomology 100 Year Celebration Brochure, Apr 2007
  • Bee photo (cover), Midwest Beekeepers, Mar 2007
  • Bee Photo (cover), Chinese Bulletin of Entomology, Jan 2007
  • Bee photos (four, one), American Bee Journal, Oct, Nov 2006
  • Bee photo (covers), American Bee Journal, March, June, July, Aug 2006
  • Bee photo, Vlaams Nederlandse Imkersfederatie (Beekeeping for Belgium in Netherlands), 2005
  • Bee photo, NSF posterfor the BeeSpace Project (UIUC), (also in the hallway of NSF headquarters, I was told :), Dec 2005
  • Bee photo (cover), Bee World, Dec 2005
  • Bee photo (cover), American Bee Journal, Nov 2005
  • Bee photos (two), Journal of Chemical Education 82: 810, Jan 2005
  • Bee photo (cover), Bee Culture, Oct 2005
  • Mite photo (cover), German Bee Journal (Bienen), April 2005
  • Mite photo, World-Watch 18: 9, Sept/Oct 2005 (‘Vampire’ mite ravages US honeybee population)
  • Bee photo, Science(307:31), Jan 7, 2005
  • Bee photo (cover), PNAS, Nov 29, 2004
  • Bee photo, Science, (http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/1130/3)
  • Bee photo (cover), J. Experimental Biology 207 (19), Nov 2004
  • Bee photos (four), Feb 2004 issue of NIH publication No. 04-4932, Findings (web version: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/findings/feb04/sting.html)
  • Bee photo, Turkish Bee Journal, Oct 2004 (p 32) (regarding cyberbee.msu.edu)
  • Bee photos (two), Belgium Bee Journal, June, 2004 (pp 14-15)
  • Bee photo, Current Biology (14: R178), Mar 9, 2004
  • Bee photo, Nature Reviews Genetics (4: 932), Dec 01, 2003
  • Bee photo, Science(http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2003/1010/3)
  • Bee photo, Science main page, web version of Oct 10, 2003, uncredited
  • Bee photo, Science (296: 636), April 2002 (credited on 296: 2336)
  • Bee photo (cover), Genome Research 12: (4), Apr 2002

4 thoughts on “Beetography

  1. Ramandeep Kaur

    Hello Professor
    Your, Bee the best is really best. I really loved it.
    I am an international graduate student and would love to work with you.

  2. Zachary Huang Post author

    Top bar hives will be fun and a good way to start with beekeeping.

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