Plight of the Bumble-Bee

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Duration: 50 minutes

The programme is about bumble bees in the forests of New England. We follow a queen bumble bee as she emerges from hibernation to find a suitable nest site and establish a colony from the eggs she has carried over the winter. She duels with a rival queen. Honey bees, bee mites and wax moths also feature in her life story.


Barry Paine
Keenan Smart
Camera Operator
Stephen Bolwell


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