• Short Summary

    THE HUMBLE BUMBLEBEE IS DYING OUT IN DENMARK - AND MODERN, MECHANICAL FARMING METHODS ARE GIVEN AS THE REASON.

  • Description

    1.
    SV.LABORATORY WORKERS EXAMINE DEAD QUEEN BEES.
    0.05

    2.
    CU.OPERATING ON QUEEN.
    0.11

    3.
    SV.HAND REMOVES QUEEN FROM TRAY.
    0.14

    4.
    CU.STICKING QUEEN WITH PIN, ON TRAY.
    0.20

    5.
    CU.CUTTING OPEN QUEEN.
    0.25

    6.
    SV.STICKING QUEEN TO SEPARATE TABLE.
    0.29

    7.
    CU.REMOVING SECTIONS OF QUEEN.
    0.34

    8.
    CU.PLACING LIVE QUEEN INTO TEST-TUBE.
    0.40

    9.
    CU.QUEENS IN TEST-TUBES.
    0.45

    10.
    GV.GLASSHOUSES WHERE BEES ARE KEPT.
    0.52

    11.
    SV.MAN CATCHING BEES.
    0.65

    12.
    CU.BEES NEST.
    1.06

    13.
    SV.MAN SEARCHING FOR BEES ON FLOWERS.
    1.11

    14.
    CU.BEE ON HAND.
    1.11

    15.
    SV PAN..BEES NESTING (2 SHOTS).
    1.27

    16.
    CU.BEE ON FLOWER.
    1.31

    17.
    CU.BEE HIBERNATES FOR WINTER.
    1.37



    Initials EHR/V/PB EHR/V/AW/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE HUMBLE BUMBLEBEE IS DYING OUT IN DENMARK - AND MODERN, MECHANICAL FARMING METHODS ARE GIVEN AS THE REASON. ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT PRODUCE HONEY, THE BUMBLEBEE DOES PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE CYCLE OF NATURE: IT AIDS THE POLLINATION OF FLOWER, PLANTS AND CROPS. IT IS THEREFORE THE FARMER'S FRIEND.

    WITH APPARENTLY FEWER PLACES IN WHICH TO LIVE, THE BUMBLEBEE HAS AT LAST FOUND REFUGE - AT TASTRUP, OUTSIDE COPENHAGEN, ON THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL BUMBLEBEES FARM. THE STAFF ARE NOW TRYING TO KEEP AS MANY "QUEENS" AS POSSIBLE FOR NEXT SPRING.

    DEAD QUEENS ARE CAREFULLY EXAMINED TO FIND THE CAUSE OF DEATH ... AND LIVE QUEENS BUZZ INCESSANTLY IN TEST-TUBES, OR IN THE CONFINES OF GLASS-HOUSES, FOR DETAILED WATCHES ON THEIR BEHAVIOUR. THE QUEENS ARE THEN GIVEN THE RIGHT, THOUGH ARTIFICIAL, CONDITIONS IN WHICH TO HIBERNATE FOR THE WINTER. AND WHEN SPRING 1962 DAWNS, THEY WILL BE PUT INTO SPECIAL HIVES. BUT THEY WILL STILL BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE SCIENTISTS...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADA4DHCAWRIDYZZOQ2JLMEIZK0
    Media URN:
    VLVADA4DHCAWRIDYZZOQ2JLMEIZK0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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