• Short Summary

    Harry Thompson shows bee insemination carried out to produce new British bee. Fishbourne.

  • Description

    Bee insemination - to breed new superior British bee.

    Fishbourne, West Sussex.

    Various shots of bee keeper Harry Thompson at his hives. C/U of his face, he brings cell over to table and picks off grub then puts it in artificial queen cell cup. He puts this in hive. M/S as he takes it out when ready and puts bee in cage to be protected. C/U queen bee in cage. M/S as she is put in tube after being given carbon dioxide and pushed under microscope. A drone which has been given chloroform is selected and the insemination operation takes place under the microscope. The bee is put in cage again then into a queen-less hive. A few workers are allowed in to get used to the new queen slowly. C/U's of lots of bees.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1389.08
    Media URN:
    45398
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:10:00 / 01:16:13:00
    Canister:
    NP 463

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