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Queen of the Savannah

Natural World, 2011-2012 Episode 12 of 14

The queen African honeybee rules the savannah - even elephants panic at the buzzing of her hive. This film recreates the life of the queen and her colony as they fight to survive. Ground-breaking close-up photography shows a bee-eye view of their world, from the queen murdering her sisters to fighting off giant invaders and eventually migrating across the savannah to the great Mount Kenya.

Accompanied by short film Safe in the City with Dr George McGavin on the growth of the urban beekeeper.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 2 Jan 2014 06:30


Role Contributor
ProducerVerity White
Series EditorSteve Greenwood
Executive ProducerChris Cole
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