Director & Camera: Carlos Francisco
Duration: 16min 36 sec
Tlou Masehela, as a youngster, used to be afraid of bees. Having made his peace, he has now embarked on his PhD, doing important research into the Cape and African Honeybees’ forage needs. Working together with honeybee forage expert Martin Johannsmeier, he shows us how they are investigating the food sources used by bees throughout the year. Come spring, Tlou joins up with beekeeper Brendan Ashley Cooper to have a look at how his hives, relocated to the blossom-lands of the fruit orchards, provide the essential service of pollination that forms the fruits that we take for granted on the supermarket shelves.