Saturday, April 2, 2011

What was beekeeping like in 1951? Check this out!

This is a re-post, but many of you that just started following my blog have probably never seen this.

The educational movie we're about to see goes back to 1951. It is titled "Bee City" and its narrated by John Francis Kieran who was an American author, journalist, amateur naturalist and radio and television personality.

While it has an almost spooky appearance at times, and Kieran almost appears to ramble through his narration, he does a pretty good job of explaining how a bee colony works.

While the production values are seriously dated, the information the film contains is about as current as it gets.

So butter the popcorn, break out the beverages, and gather the friends and family around for "Bee City" -- and feel free to take notes if needed!


  1. this was a really wonderful video! I will suggest a viewing for one of our beeclub meetings - thanks for posting it.

  2. I really enjoyed the video! I love how uncomplicated things were then, when the scariest pest was an ant!



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