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Amateur Bee-Keeping

1928
5m 28s
B&W
Mute

Description

Short amateur film on amateur bee-keeping, shot on a farm in Pinner.

Bee-keeping without the bonnet. This instructional film from the silent era uses inter-titles and startling demonstrations – one scene has the instructor scooping handfuls of bees like ice cream to show their 'docility' - to illustrate how one can handle bees without protection. From transferring of the hive to the extraction and communal enjoyment of honey, this is essential viewing for any budding apiarist.

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Archive name Format LSA ID Archive's identifier Sound
BFI National Archive ProRes digital file LSA26770 554642 Mute
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