Detail

Title ID 5912Collection ID836
TitleA Taste for Honey
Date1968
CollectionBeryl Armstrong
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionLocal Topical
ThemeRural Life Working Life
KeywordsIndustry Men Rural Areas Trades
Location
LocalFareham (?)
RegionalHampshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionBeryl Armstrong
CameraBeryl Armstrong
EditorBeryl Armstrong
NarratorBeryl Armstrong
MusicUnknown
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Sound
Duration00:11:00:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This colour film with soundtrack and narrative, demonstrates the practice of beekeeping over the course of a year. The process starts with the preparation of the hives, the construction and waxing of the frames, the management of bee populations and extracting honey from the hives, all on a domestic farm in Hampshire. The film has opening and closing titles.

Description

The bee keeping process starts with the preparation of the hives and the construction and waxing of the frames, then moves on to managing bee populations and extracting honey from the hives on a farm in Hampshire. The beekeeper featured is the film-maker's father, who also makes a visit to the College of Agriculture, Hampshire to demonstrate the re-waxing and framing of his hive frames, using the equipment available to him at the time. The film has opening and closing titles with music and voiceover throughout.

Stills

A still from 'A Taste for Honey' (1968)

Contextual information

This film received a Certificate of Merit from the Sussex Film Festival in 1972. An amateur film festival for films made in the region.