The Story of the Bees

Soviet Union, 1947

Film
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A fascinating story of life inside the wild bees’ hive, revealing details which only the camera can show of the organisation and care of the hive and the queen. “The Story of the bees” is a shortened version of a film entitled “Sunny tribe” which was designed to show that bees are guided by instinct, not by reason. “Sunny tribe” won an award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1946.

Credits

director

Andrei Vinnitsky

production company

Moscow Technical Film Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:17:55:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28976

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Bees

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Nature study

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nature photography

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Photography - Scientific applications

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Short films

Short films → Short films - Soviet Union

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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