TLF ID M020531
This is a video about bees and their importance for Australian agricultural production. Intended for mid-primary students, the video is presented by Trevor Weatherhead of the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council. He describes how numerous plants, such as the pumpkin crops seen in the video, are dependent on bees for pollination. He also explains how and when European honey bees were introduced into Australia, and he distinguishes between social and solitary bees. Opening a bee box to reveal the frames, Weatherhead shows how a managed hive is organised and outlines how worker bees collect nectar and pollen, how honey is made from nectar and how it is removed from the frames. The video is 3:54 mins in length and concludes with a discussion of the threat posed by the Varroa mite.