The Honey Trap

I’m standing next to an apiary on the edge of a dirt track 40 kilometers west of Doha, sweltering in a protective bee suit. The stack of beehives nestles under

Wild Bees

Qatar’s native bee is a small jungle bee. It nests in trees and rocks and stubbornly refuses to be domesticated. Khalid al-Suwaidi, Qatar’s top honey producer, says when he was

Farewell Al Wabra

There’s forlornness in the air at Al Wabra. It’s in the empty enclosures, the peeling paint, the concrete shells of abandoned, half-finished structures and it’s in Doctor Cromwell Purchase’s voice.

Desert Organics

The thin strip of road to Al Safwa farm cuts through the rocky desert. It is dotted with signs to watch out for camels crossing, but little else breaks up