Great Takes Television Ltd narrated by Susan Rae
2011 Running time 120 minutes VID49
A useful film explaining honey production for beekeepers in the UK. There are seven sections starting with Honey and the law, in which the legal definition of honey is explained and its practical consequences for beekeepers. Honey harvesting shows ways of harvesting honey from frame hives with minimal disturbance to the bees. Honey extraction emphasises the need to meet the high standards necessary for food handling. Honey varieties shows footage of judges at the UK National Honey Show explaining differences in colour and appearance of honey. Honey for sale describes the requirements for bottling and labelling honey, whilst Honey for show outlines the numerous classes of honey and the high standards demanded for entries at shows. The final section describes the long but fascinating journey of Honey for mead. Useful and interesting for schools and beekeeping groups, and an excellent way to learn more facts about honey.