Krystle Hickman is a National Geographic Explorer, TEDx speaker, conservation photographer, community scientist, and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Through artful photography, Krystle, strives to increase awareness of the decline in native bee species as well as highlight their biodiverse ecosystems. Her photography work has been featured in various online and print editorials.
Since 2019 Krystle has worked with organizations like the Theodore Payne, The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Arlington Garden; teaching classes and regularly photographing and documenting their bee native habitats. Her aim is to keep accurate records of population changes. She is duplicating her research in the Mojave Desert, the Santa Monica Mountains, San Diego County and yards with native gardens. Throughout the process she consults with experts in different areas of Melittology (Scientific Study of Native Bees.)