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The Mysterious Bee  (1981)


This is a personal documentary of the Honey bee by Phil Simon.  As a hobby, he kept them in his suburban garden and over a two year period he filmed the more unusual and mysterious aspects of bee behaviour.  Also recorded are the lifecycles of the three castes of bees in a colony and the overall life cycle of the colony itself.  Winner of a special award at the Wildscreen "Panda" awards ceremony, October 1982

There is a website at∼psimon/bees.htm

Film credits

Additional Photography: Alan Dunstan
Camera: Phil Simon
Director: Phil Simon
Dubbing: Alastair McFarlane
Editor: Phil Simon
Music: Mike Perjanik
Producer: Phil Simon
Producer: Australian Film Commission, Australia
Production Organisation: Phil Simon Nature Films, Australia
Script: Phil Simon
Sound: Phil Simon

Related links

Wildscreen Panda Awards 1982 (1982)
Wildscreen "Newcomer" Award, 1982