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In the Country


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Presented by Angela Rippon The eighth of 16 programmes A Hive of Industry
Of the million named insects that share our world, the bee is one of the few to have been domesticated by man; the relationship between the beemaster and his bees is based on centuries of experience. In Britain there are 34,000 beekeepers, tending some 186,000 colonies.
Len Gulliford was given a hive of bees when he was 11; today, at the age of 70, he is still tending his beloved colony. ANGELA RIPPON visits him at his home in Somerset to discover some of the secrets of beekeeping and to glimpse the private world of the bee. As the year dwindles, the beekeeper must make provision for his bees, to see them through the lean days in the winter countryside. Next year they will amply repay him in honey.
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Len Gulliford
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Producer: George Inger
Producer: Peter Crawford

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