New: Beekeepers Centenary Film

A film to mark 100 years since the founding of the Twickenham & Thames Valley Beekeepers Association, a charity that promotes beekeeping in West London, Surrey and along the Mole Valley. More info here:

  • Date 2019

Filming took place on 31st May and 1st June at the Twickenham Apiary.

Producer: Laurel Parker
Writer, director: A D Cooper
Camera: Candida Richardson
Camera Assistant: Alexandra Voikou
Sound: Rory Smith
Editor: Roberta Bononi

Spring recce with the camera department

The crew in bee suits

The slate

Macro shots of bees

Sound and vision in the hive

Recording the buzz track takes on a new meaning

Microphones inside the hive

Pollen and honey stocks

Relaxed bees but no posing for close ups.

Evening light in the apiary

Making use of the crowd marshal’s high chair to film the rugby crowd.

Getting ready to interview local MP and TTVBKA patron Sir Vince Cable.

Dr Cable on screen

Bringing some colour to beekeeping.

The crew trying to film a bee on a blossom. Not easy.

Roberta Bononi working on the first edit.