The story behind The Darwin Sect

” Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee “

- Mohamed Ali -

It all started with a small entomological collection. The specimens were bought in a small aquarium shop, Rue de la Vierge Noir in Brussels, not far from my home where I used to go for my Siamese fighting fish.

I had never started a collection before, but I have always been interested in Nature and Science since I was a child. I couldn’t have imagined where buying my first specimen would take me.

I started to fill my first entomological box by buying my specimens one by one, depending on my budget at the time. One day, sitting in a park with Florence Samain, my partner, we discovered a big, dead bumblebee. It was intact and so beautiful that one would have thought it was still alive.

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The vibrant colour of its fur, it’s big, beady eyes with its thousand hexagonal facets, was such a treat for the eyes. We were amazed that so much beauty and perfection could be represented in such a small being.

It clearly deserved its place in our entomological collection of exotic insects.

That was the beginning of the essence of The Darwin Sect is: giving eternal life to nature’s perfect creatures.

– The Darwin Sect –


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