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Bees

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 111

Scope and Contents

Charles Collingwood examines the world of bees in this segment. Along with live bees brought into the studio, Collingwood walks the viewers through a beehive. Two films, one produced in Russia and one produced by Karl von Frisch after 40 years of research on bees, are shown. Frisch (1886-1982), an Austrian, was a leading authority on animal behavior. Bees are seen foraging for food and dancing to identify food locations. The social structure of the hive and the role of the queen bee are examined. How the queen bee is chosen and the length of her rule is also discussed by the narrator. Lester R. Aronson, chairman of the AMNH Department of Animal Behavior, was a consultant on this production.

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired October 16, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139433

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Herbert Hollzer, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.

Title
Bees, 1955
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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