Bee-Keeping On The Move (1947)

Title:
Bee-Keeping On The Move (1947)
NFSA ID:
9663
Year:
1954
Category:
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Migratory beekeepers move their hives around the country, following the blossom. This film follows two apiarists from the Bega region of New South Wales, who take their bees to a stand where the trees are flowering. They set up their hives and the bees are released to take their store of honey from the surrounding bush. The keepers themselves go bush while the bees are on the job. The honey is then extracted from the combs on the spot by means of a portable extractor. After a few weeks, when the stand has been worked out, the beekeepers and their hives move on.
After this film was published the local Bega newspaper ran it on their site and were eventually able to identify the two men featured as Ernie E Abrams and Ron Shuhkraft. 

Made by The National Film Board 1947. Directed by Shan Benson.