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The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney

As a keen amateur with no training, Martha is determined to up her game and harvest her first ever crop of wildflower honey.

Martha seeks expert help to improve her beekeeping skills and investigates the science behind these extraordinary creatures and their dramatic decline in the British countryside.   She visits leading researchers and beekeepers around the county to learn their practices.  And she discovers how the intricately organised society of the honey bee has fascinated scientists, philosophers and artists since ancient times.

ITN Productions worked closely with Shooting Partners, as kit supplier, across this entire series for BBC Four.

EOS-C300_EF-300pxThe fantastic Canon EOS C300 was the camera of choice throughout the shooting schedule. The Canon EOS C300 brings us totally stunning picture quality, beautiful shallow depth of field, massive flexibility and all in a broadcast friendly recording rate of 50Mbps. Kit packages come complete with follow focus kits, shoulder mounts and a choice of lenses.

Canon have a gigantic stock of EF mount lenses available worldwide. EF stands for “Electro-Focus”: Automatic focusing on EF lenses is handled by a dedicated electric motor built into the lens. A popular ‘package’ of EF lenses available with our Canon EOS C300 stock would be 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm f 2.8

The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney is produced by ITN Productions

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