Sunday, 5 June 2011

About 'spirit of the beehive'

'Spirit of the Beehive' is a composed feature produced by me (Nina Perry) On this project I am being assisted by Alva White and Phil Hogg. 'Spirit of the Beehive' is a Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4. 

'The life of bees is like a magic well' said Karl von Frisch who discovered the famous waggle dance of the honeybee in the 1930's. In this composed feature the spirit of the beehive is explored through the experiences of musicians, poets, writers, scientists and beekeepers, all of whom look to the bee as a muse. Giving unique insight into the mysterious and increasingly endangered life of bees; our relationship with them and possible solutions to how we can help save the bee, a vital part of our food chain.