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The first episode of a two-part documentary in which Chris Packham and Martha Kearney reveal the mysteries of the honey bee.

Chris Packham and Martha Kearney reveal the mysteries of that iconic insect of the British countryside, the honey bee. Midsummer is a critical time for bees, when they must gather enough food for the winter. So, with the help of Professor Adam Hart, Chris and Martha are on a quest to find out how the bees do it.

Using a specially designed hive, with a formidable arsenal of cutting-edge technology to monitor the bees, we enter the bees' miniature world. Chris and Martha also put to the test the very latest scientific findings about bees, to discover why they are one of the most incredible creatures on our planet.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 27 Jul 2017 15:30

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Olly Murs

    Army Of Two

  • 00:28



  • 00:52

    Paloma Faith

    Take Me


Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Presenter Martha Kearney
Participant Adam Hart
Executive Producer Paul Wooding
Series Producer Stephen Moss


Bees on iWonder

Bees on iWonder

Feed your curiosity by reading the BBC iWonder guides about the honey bee.