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Martha Kearney presents ‘The Great Bee Adventure,’ a programme which offers a unique insight into the science, art and culture of the Honey Bee – the most ingenious insect known to humankind. This one-off special on beekeeping celebrates every aspect of the honey bee and explains how anyone can keep bees and produce honey from their home. A keen amateur beekeeper with no formal training, Martha seeks the knowledge of experts as she attempts to fulfill her ambition of harvesting her first ever crop of wildflower honey. The program will follow Martha’s journey throughout the beekeeping year from the moment she opens her hives on a snowy spring day with temperatures threatening to destroy the bee colony, to facing the challenge of getting the hives ready to produce honey in time to display at the annual summer fete. The Great Bee Adventure will introduce viewers to the pleasures and practicalities of beekeeping capturing Martha’s attempts at tackling angry bee colonies, getting to grips with swarm control and discovering the art of queen bee wing clipping.
Honeybees live strange, miraculous lives, flying hundreds of thousands of miles to produce a single pound of...
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