My partner Fran and I are beekeepers with a couple hives in the city and five more in a rural setting in the Niagara region. We are raising our bees using organic methods (no antibiotics, etc). We both also have artistic backgounds. John paints and was a director at White Water Gallery in North Bay; Fran is a sculptor. John has family in Mile End that we often stay with but the apartment is small and the family large-ish. About the image--some friends of ours have a tintype studio where they use photography methods of 150 years ago with interesting results.