Rita BeeRita Bee IrisA THOUSAND BEES: Intimate portraits of wild bees and honeybees. Portraits also of people, pets, places. Making photographs for 45 years, writing since she could hold a pencil. Custom photography, video, writing, and editing. Lives, gardens and blogs off-the-grid near Crawford. For bee photo gallery and blog see dukkaqueen.com. Caregivers find helpful her book “Killing Mother,” available on Amazon.

P.O.Box 477
Crawford, CO 81415


Why do you value the Creative Industries in the North Fork?

Creativity in the arts and agriculture in this valley is the foundation of our future economy. We live in a place of extraordinary beauty and rare environmental quality. Keeping a strong creative energy alive and economically viable in this valley, keeping our state Certified Creative District, gives us a big block in our fortification against the invasion of the extractive energy industry hounds always at our door.