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Killer Bees of Africa

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

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

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Verity White
Executive Producer Chris Cole
Series Editor Steve Greenwood

Broadcasts

  • Thu 29 Mar 2012 20:00
  • Fri 30 Mar 2012 00:30
  • Sat 14 Apr 2012 02:05
  • Thu 2 Jan 2014 06:30
  • Thu 29 Oct 2015 16:30
  • Wed 21 Dec 2016 13:00
  • Thu 12 Jan 2017 15:40
  • Fri 31 Aug 2018 14:30
  • Wed 4 Mar 2020 23:30
  • Sat 15 Aug 2020 16:45
  • Sun 8 Aug 2021 15:15

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