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How do apiarists farm their bees?

Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees. Watch the bee hives being opened and see the honey being collected. View the machinery used to collect and bottle the honey.

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Broodcomb of the honey bee

This is a colour photograph of the broodcomb of the honey bee ('Apis mellifera') showing open and sealed cells. The sealed cells contain pupating larvae. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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WGA Holmes - Locals Cool Off at Theodore Weir, c1940: Beekeeping and making honey

This silent clip shows a beekeeper harvesting honey from commercial beehives. Footage of bees swarming around a hive is followed by a scene showing the beekeeper using a 'smoker' to blow smoke onto the bees before removing and replacing frames from a hive. The clip uses intertitles to describe 'Stripping the frames' and ...

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Fish and honey: the benefits of cooperatives

This is a 2:36-minute video about the value of cooperatives for the people of Dikky, located in Morocco near the Gibraltar Strait. It describes the formation of a fishers' cooperative, its benefits, and areas of decision making but points out that the fishing season lasts for only five months a year and stocks of high-value ...

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Where would we bee without them?

This is a unit of work about bees and their vital role in the food chain and in agricultural production. The unit supports primary students to understand the basic biology of bees and to differentiate between native bees and the introduced honey bees. The unit is divided into a number of activities that focus on: bee anatomy; ...