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Amateur Bee-Keeping

Early amateur film on bee keeping in Pinner shows how you can handle hives in your everyday wear.

Amateur film 1928 5 mins Silent

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Bee keeping without the bonnet. This instructional film from the silent era uses inter-titles and starting demonstrations – one scene has the instructor scooping handfuls of bees like ice cream to show their 'docility' - to illustrate how one can handle bees without protection. From transferring of the hive to the extraction and communal enjoyment of honey, this is essential viewing for any budding apiarist.