Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Kurt Mündl
A co-production by ORF and Power of Earth Productions in association with ORF-Enterprise, bm:ukk, Cinestyria and Kultur Niederösterreich
Languages: German (DUBBED) , English (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE)
Secrets of Bumblebees
Hummeln - Bienen im Pelz
They are chubbier, fuzzier and more leisurely than their sisters, the bees. They are a lot less aggressive and awe-inspiring than their cousins the wasps. Compared to honey bees, these social insects have long been poorly researched, though they're at home in temperate regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere and South America. A few tropical species form colonies lasting several years, but elsewhere only the summer's new Queens survive into next spring. Macro and high-speed cinematography allow us to witness their behavior, understand their biology, experience their unique abilities and leave us in awe of these whimsical springtime harbingers.
Awards: NaturVision 2014: NaturVision Award, New York Film Festival 2015: New York Film Festival Award, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards