Hi, I’m Clay Bolt. I’m a natural history photographer who has embarked on a multi-year adventure to tell the story North America’s native bees through words, images and video. North America is home to over 4,000 known species of native bees whose services are worth an estimated $3 billion dollars per year to the US economy in the agricultural sector alone. It’s time to celebrate their extraordinary beauty, their value to our world and the challenges that they face each day. We need bees!
While I was in Madison, Wisconsin last year working on a new film on the rusty-patched bumble bee with my colleagues and good friends from Day’s Edge Productions, Susan Bence from Milwaukee Public Radio joined us one day and interviewed me about the project. It’s now live here. Hope you enjoy it! You can watch the film’s trailer here!
I’m pleased to share the new trailer for our film, A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee. The full film will be released in June, and visit www.rustypatched.com for updates on additional showings.
Many thanks to National Wildlife Magazine Senior Editor Laura Tangley for interviewing me for NWF’s blog on why I’ve been spending the past couple of years chasing native North American bees around like a madman. It’s always great to have an opportunity to talk about the philosophy behind the photos. The article, called “Sharing a Passion for Beautiful Bees” can be found here.