documentary, 11 min, 2008
Robert Ireland – a bee keeper living outside Shelburne, Ontario – has a complex relationship with bees. His family has been in the apiary business for three generations; he practices apitherapy; he survived a near-death attack with bees; and he consumes them to balance his immune system. Not only are bees his livelihood, they also help keep him alive.
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Directors: Robert Lendrum, Morris Lum, Drew Ferguson
Director of Photography: Morris Lum
Editor and Sound: Robert Lendrum
Producer and Research: Drew Ferguson
Music: The Parkas
Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival 2011. Saskatoon, SK.
San Francisco Green Film Festival 2011. San Francisco, CA
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2011. Sydney, Australia.
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival 2010. Toronto, ON.
Firehall Films Monthly Screening. Yukon Film Society 2010. Whitehorse, YT.
National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival 2010. Winnipeg, MB.
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2010. Dawson City, YT.
It has also screened in Windsor, Ontario as part of Planet in Focus’ Educational Series (partnered with the Ontario Teachers’ Federation) and in a screening by San Francisco Green Film Festival at San Francisco’s Earth Day ceremonies.
2010 A&E Short Filmmaker Award