BEE KEEPING IN THE NORTH

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Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Environment, the
  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Nature

People/organisations:

  • NAIRN, James S.

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BEE KEEPING IN THE NORTH

Reference number: 1454

Date: 1946*

Director: [filmed by James S. Nairn]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.00 mins

Description: A demonstration of how to keep bees for heather honey.

Although this is a silent film, there are helpful intertitles throughout, explaining what is happening.

Shotlist: REEL 1

No credits. Wide shot of bee-hives (.13); Close-up of bee-hives and flowers (.49); Spring operations first inspection (April). (.52); Shot of man inspecting the hives and close-up of a bee on his finger (1.12); Mr Beaton demonstrates his twelve bar hive (1.17); Shot of same (1.54); Second inspection (May) (1.57); Close-up of man inspecting the hives (3.42); Preparations for nucleus making birth of a queen (3.47); Close-up of man preparing the hives (5.03); Taking an after swarm (5.06); Shots of same. (6.51); Last inspection (June) (6.54); General views of the inspection (7.20); In a cottage apiary (7.23); Exterior shot of a cottage and close-up of a woman inspecting the hives (8.39); Extracting early honey (8.42); General views of a woman as she extracts the honey (11.24).

REEL 2

No credits. Where the bee sucks. General views of flowers (1.23) Early dawn. General views of countryside (1.51); Off to the moors. Shots of a lorry transporting honey (2.25); On a Highland farm. General views of the countryside and Highland village (3.28); General views men unloading lorry (3.31); Siting the hives. Shots of men placing hives in different areas around countryside (5.02); The light of enchantment on heather and lochan, the curler's call, the fragrance of green boy-myrtle, slow silence enfolding all. General views countryside (7.02); Autumn in a Highland garden. Shot of two women walking through a garden (7.29) Expulsion of the drones. Close-up bees (7.56); Shots of man looking at beehives (8.20); Car arriving in village (8.39); Taking off and processing heather honey. Close-up of man inspecting hives (10.17); Interior shot man and woman removing honey (12.01); Welcome to you rich Autumn days. Close-up crops and honey jars (12.45)