The Mysterious bee

Australia, 1979

Film
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Through the use of macro photography and slow motion filming, Phil Simon takes the viewer into the world of the honey bee. We see, first hand, the life cycle of the drone, the worker and the queen bee and their roles and interaction with each other in the colony. A highlight of the video is the fight to the death of two queen bees. Advice is also given on how to keep and handle bees.

Credits

production company

Phil Simon Nature Films

Australian Film Commission

director
Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300189

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Beekeepers - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Bees

Animals & Wildlife → Beneficial insects

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Nature study

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life cycles (Biology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life cycles (Biology)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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