Of Bees & Bee Skeps


Of Bees & Bee Skeps – No. 36

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Of Bees & Bee Skeps – No. 36

Winner of the *Golden Harp for Ireland, and held in the Museum of Modern Art collection, New York, this arresting and moving documentary records Jack Carey of Clonakilty, Co. Cork making a traditional bee skep from wheaten straw and blackberry briars. Helped by neighbours, he catches the swarming bees in the skep before gradually introducing them into their new hive. It shows the traditional work of beekeeping, including the harvesting of the honey combs and extracting the golden honey. *Indicates special film award.     Made in 1983.

Commentary- Diarmuid Ó Muirithe; Music- Vincent Killduff;     Running time – 26 minutes

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