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)
Secrets of Bumblebees
Hummeln - Bienen im Pelz
They are chubbier, fuzzier and more leisurely thantheir sisters, the bees. They are a lot less aggressiveand awe-inspiring than their cousins the wasps.Compared to honey bees, these social insects havelong been poorly researched, though they're athome in temperate regions throughout the NorthernHemisphere and South America. A few tropicalspecies form colonies lasting several years, but elsewhereonly the summer's new Queens survive intonext spring. Macro and high-speed cinematographyallow us to witness their behavior, understand theirbiology, experience their unique abilities and leaveus in awe of these droll little harbingers of spring.
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