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Good NATURE: My Garden of a Thousand Bees


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In Case You Missed It:

Watch “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” HERE

A story of surprise and revelation. A wildlife cameraman spends his time during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden and discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family. Watch HERE.

Our Favorite Moments From the Film:

Monster Bee Defends His Territory and His Mate

Don’t mess with this male Wool Carder bee.

Bee Mating Ritual Caught on Camera

In the “bee highway,” male bees search for female bees to mate with.

Busy Bee Builds an Intricate Fortress

Nothing can get into this bee’s self-made fortress of a shell and sticks.

More Good Nature:

Q&A with Filmmaker Martin Dohrn

Wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn filming bees. (Credit: Jacob Nico-Katz)

We spoke with wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn about recording all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England, and filming them with one-of-a kind lenses he forged on his kitchen table. Read his answers HERE.

Soothing Nature: Buzzing Bees

Zen out with these buzzing bees.

For Kids:

Follow That Bee! | Wild Kratts

Chris and Martin take a closer look at how bees pollinate flowers.

For Teachers:

Exploring Wild Bees (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Taking refuge from the coronavirus pandemic, wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn set out to record all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England, filming them with one-of-a-kind lenses he forged on his kitchen table. See his surprising discoveries in this video from NATURE’s My Garden of a Thousand Bees.


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