February 27, 2012

Made by Hand, The Beekeeper

Made by Hand is a great series of short films about people who devote themselves to the art and craft of making or doing something well. The knife maker video posted at kottke.org is a fine example. This episode is about Brooklyn beekeeper Megan Paska.

Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own ascendance, she found more than just a living: “This is the first time in my life when I’ve just felt absolutely on the right path.”

(via @fchimero)


  1. Erica Braverman on February 27th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    If it wasn’t banned in my neighborhood, I’d be a beekeeper. Ever since I’ve seen this video, I can’t stop watching it. Of course, I have to watch Chuck Testa first.

  2. Deron Bauman on February 27th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Outlaw apiarist.

  3. jch on February 27th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    This is the filmic equivalent of John McPhee, and I like that.