Collaborators Anna Downie + Caitlin Shannon
The Temple film evokes a contemplative moment between bees and humans.
It communicates that feeling many people have when they first go beekeeping: there’s a state of mind you enter when observing bees that is relaxed, yet focused. For a few minutes you’re not thinking about paying bills or those outstanding emails. Instead, you are absorbed in the world of the honeybee super-organism.
Every person in this film is a beekeeper and Honey Fingers Collective member. They are all comfortable around bees and happy to simply observe, admire and learn from a vital animal to our ecosystem and food webs.
Temple demonstrates that humans and honeybees can productively and safely live in the same space, in urban environments, allowing bees to provide their essential pollination role in urban gardens, urban forests, and the wilds of our urban ecologies.
A short film about honeybees + humans
Soundtrack by → Max Shannon
Coco & Maximilian
Humans L – R: