Sweet as honey

Tuesday July 07, 2020 Written by DANILO REYES, ISLAND CAPTURE.CK Published in Art
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Danilo Reyes woke up early in the morning, and wandered out to the backyard.

“I saw couple of bees hanging around the pumpkin flowers,” he said, “so I went back to my room to get my camera and went back again to the flowers.”

Slowly, he said, he lowered himself near the bees, to avoid frightening the bees. “I slowly crawled among the flowers and I made it to get the shots.”

Beekeeping is an increasingly lucrative industry in the Cook Islands, after being pioneered by Dr Koekoe Mokutupu.

Dr Mokotupu died in New Zealand in May, and his body was returned to Rarotonga for a funeral and burial last week, in Tupapa.

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