Private Project

Let It Bee: Keeper of British Black Bees

'Let It Bee: Keeper of British Black Bees' is a portrait documentary about Matt Pitt, a beekeeper in West Cornwall. Matt does not use beekeeping practices that are unhealthy for the bees. He also tells the story of the British Black Bees, the major threat honey bees are facing - Varroa mites, and the importance of the bee in the ecosystem. This film underlines the threats facing the British Black Bees, as well as Matt's respect and care for bees and how he lives in harmony with British Black Bees.

  • Daphne Wong
  • Daphne Wong
  • Matt Pitt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Daphne Wong

21-year-old wildlife photographer and filmmaker from Hong Kong, studying Marine & Natural History Photography at Falmouth University. Growing up in a “concrete forest” – Hong Kong, my love of nature was nurtured through watching black kites glide past my bedroom window and observing endangered species such as the black-faced spoonbills in the Mai Po Nature Reserve, leading me to want to capture their elegance through photography. By capturing the essence of the natural world and highlighting the problems facing the environment, I hope my work inspires others to celebrate the wonders of nature and to value and protect wildlife.

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