Depuis 2004, je témoigne des liens tissés entre les abeilles et les hommes sur les cinq continents.
Mes reportages montrent la diversité et l’enracinement de l’apiculture dans toutes les civilisations du monde. Ces histoires humaines parlent de cultures et de techniques qui risquent de disparaître avec la mondialisation.
Le projet « Abeilles du Monde » met aussi en perspective l’active prédation de l’homme sur le milieu naturel.
Photographe engagé, je cherche à montrer que la disparition des espèces n’est pas une fatalité, mais une question de priorités et de valeurs.
C’est pourquoi je suis heureux du partenariat autour du projet “Abeilles du Monde” avec la Fondation Melvita avec qui nous partageons le même engagement en faveur des abeilles, de l’agriculture biologique et de la préservation des milieux naturels.
Since 2004, I have been bearing witness to the bonds that have been woven between bees and humans on five continents.
My features show the diversity and deep-rootedness of beekeeping in all civilizations in the world. These human stories speak of cultures and techniques that are in danger of disappearing with globalization.
As a committed photographer, I seek to show that the disappearance of the species is not something inevitable, but simply a question of priorities and values.
That’s why I am happy about this partnership with the Melvita Foundation, which shares with me the same commitment to bees, organic farming and the preservation of natural environments.
As cave paintings from the Neolithic era or those found in the Cave of the Spider can show, humankind and the bee have a close alliance.
Nomad-gatherers, bee shepherds or settled beekeepers, they keep alive, over the entire surface of the globe, a mysterious fraternity in which symbols, legends and mutual benefits merrily coexist.
The rampant standardization of the world works at destroying this fascinating ethno-diversity.
With courage and tenacity, Eric Tourneret – the talented “bee photographer” – aims to testify to these threatened centuries-old traditions and at the same time make known the fortunate initiatives that are reintroducing the “daughters of the sun” into the heart of the cities.
Through its commitment, the MELVITA Foundation has made it its mission to stand by this beautiful project of a lifetime…
The inapplicable coexistence of GMO’s and beekeeping is now confirmed by justice
From the arrival of the first GMO crops in Europe few years ago, beekeepers never stopped warning the public decision-makers it is absurd to pretend those crops could coexist with beekeeping. Under the influence of the GMO and seeds lobby, the European Commission as well as the national authorities remained death about this this claim and evidence.
A German beekeeper demonstrated his honey was contaminated by some MON810 GMO corn pollen and lead his case to court. September 6, 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared such honey could not go on the market.
Our decision-makers cannot pretend anymore ignoring this evidence : the GMO crops authorization in field would be devastating for beekeeping products (honey, pollen, propolis) and the honeybees as a whole.
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French Photojournalist I’m the ultimate bee photographer. My camera captured the life and traditions of beekeeping, honey hunting and everything else in a and around the beehive. I do mazing visual adventures around a globe full of bees.