Queen and Country – A Bee Keeping Promotional Film

While I was in Hastings a few weeks ago I filmed a promotional video for a local bee keeper.  They specialize in collecting manuka honey.  Now I know why Manuka honey costs so much than Clover!  We had to drive for about 2 hours right into the middle of nowhere  to get to the hives.  But wow, it was pretty epic scenery to film in.

I spent a summer about 15 years ago working with my Uncle who was a bee keeper so getting back into a bee suit brought back some cool memories.  It was still quite a weird experience walking up to the hives and having thousands of bees swam to you.

Filming was insanely hard. I had to work through rubber gloves with bee’s crawling all over my camera.  And trying to see the LCD screen in bright sunlight through the mask I was wearing, it was almost impossible to hold focus.  But I made it… and only got stung once!  I was expecting it to be a lot worse than that.

Anyway. Enough of my talk.  Here’s the film I made for them.  I hope you enjoy it.