Raphael Hitzke | 2012 | 20 min.

2012 Official Selection

Back in her hometown, a young entomologist investigating the death of her dad’s honey bees stumbles upon racial prejudices, lies and old family feuds. “BEE” is both a mystery and a love story: Many documentaries have been done about the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), but very few fiction-based films. I was interested in creating a unique film with a strong story and strong characters, to bring the terrible fate of the honeybees to a broader audience. JB Dunckel (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation) wrote the original score. Breeda Wool and Frank Ashmore play the lead roles.