Emily Mueller, the full-time beekeeper who shared her now infamous honeybee baby bump photo with the world has announced that she has had a stillbirth. Our thoughts are with her in this devastating time, we cannot imagine her sadness.
Her photo that featured more than 20,000 bees went viral back in August when she shared the snap to her Facebook page. Mueller, 33, who is from South Akron said, “I know a lot of people are looking at this video, thinking, ‘This lady is crazy. And I understand completely. Many years ago, I was afraid of bees too.”1
Speaking again on her Facebook page Mueller said:
“Our baby has died. Our baby will never come home with us. This wonderful rainbow baby we were blessed with has now become a storm in our lives. But this was much bigger, deeper, felt in a much greater way than anyone can ever understand.” 2
The Mueller’s named their sweet boy Emerysyn and were able to spend time with him after his birth and take pictures and feet prints. She went on to say,
“Just knowing people are thinking about us and hurting with us relieves so much of our own pain. Yesterday evening we had to hand over our precious child and say goodbye to his physical body forever. The deep pit created in your soul is more than anyone can imagine but God has given us a small ray of light that helped me get through this dreadful experience.”3
The family sent her placenta off for testing but believe blood clotting to be the cause of the stillbirth.