Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Apiculteur parisien


This friendly gentleman with a delightful sense of humor has a boutique, Les Abeilles,
selling honey and other "bee-products" on La Butte aux Cailles. 
You can even buy all that you need to set up as a beekeeper. 
He is an expert in les abeilles, miel, cire d'abeilles, a true apiculture parisien!

A purchase of honey and beeswax candles was made after a delightful visit with him in the petite shop.  Two large vats of honey along with all the other products give the small space a sweet aroma.

Monsieur Schakmundès became my newest Paris friend,
and I will carry this portrait back to him in January.

(for Holly, the Queen Bee)


Les Abeilles
21, rue de la Butte-aux-Cailles
75013 Paris

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How wonderful to be able to make connections/friends like this! I would LOVE to have some of his "honey products! A delightful post as always, Genie! Thank you for sharing the fun!

Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...
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martinealison said...

Telle une petite abeille, venir butiner sur votre blog régulièrement c'est délicieux... Jolie publication.
J'adore le miel que j'achète à la miellerie de Plouescat lorsque je vais rendre visite à mes enfants en Bretagne.
http://www.miel-plouescat.fr/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/
Un gros bisou à vous et un salut à ce monsieur qui a peut-être un site internet ?...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

He looks so approachable. Your encounter with him sounds most enjoyable.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

He has a very friendly face.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I need to make Parisien friends! He looks very friendly, unlike the stereotype of snobby Parisiens..

biebkriebels said...

He looks very friendly and it must be a joy to visit his shop.

Bibi said...

Long ago I heard that someone kept a couple of hives on top of the Opera Garnier...I'm going to Google and see if this is (still) so. This fellow has a cute face.

Bibi said...

Back again: Here's the link for bees on top of the Opera Garnier.

Alexa said...

Bibi beat me to it. :~} Meanwhile, your new friend looks like someone who truly loves what he does. (How many of us can say that?) Bet he'll be delighted with this wonderful portrait, Genie. (And you're going back in January? I'm so envious!)

Holly said...

I love the portrait and the little wax beehive for Noel...merci! My little "busy bees" are finishing off the last of the honey and Jack is saying it's time for me to return to Paris for his French Honey! I cannot wait to meet Monsieur!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

He has such a lovely face. If only I could paint people he would make the perfect subject. Diane

this is Belgium said...

Makes a great portrait !

brattcat said...

such an encounter would have had me all abuzz, too.

Starman said...

Love the 13éme arrondissement!

TheChieftess said...

A delightful portrait Genie!!!

Jack said...

In January? My my my. The intervals between visits are shrinking. The beekeeper will love his portrait.

Randy said...

Great portrait!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

He was a delight and I look forward to returning with Holly in January. I have forgotten about a special post on bees that Marie and I found (hah!) and will publish it soon.

The stories of bees and honey in Paris is fascinating and I will publish a link for the story about the special quality and purity of honey from the parks and rooftops of Paris. I would LOVE to see the Opera Garnier hives!

I hope that Monsieur likes his portrait as he asked to see how it looked after I shot it. I think he will approve of the b/w although he is quite a colorful character!

Bises,
Genie

tattina said...

A nice portrait of a nice man.
Happy New Year, Genie!

Peter said...

I also took a photo of this gentleman, but seeing yours, I'm happy I didn't publish mine!