|Title ID||5912||Collection ID||836|
|Title||A Taste for Honey|
|Theme||Rural Life Working Life|
|Keywords||Industry Men Rural Areas Trades|
|Format||Super 8mm Colour Sound|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
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.
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.
This film received a Certificate of Merit from the Sussex Film Festival in 1972. An amateur film festival for films made in the region.