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 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.
Sie arbeiten bis zu 18 Stunden täglich und wechseln dabei bis zu 1000 Mal den Arbeitsplatz. Hummeln gehören neben Honigbienen und Fliegen zu den wichtigsten Bestäuberinsekten.
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