Les maîtres des abeilles

Les maîtres des abeilles

De l'Himalaya à l'Argentine, en passant par l'Indonésie et l'Éthiopie, une série documentaire en sept volets pour découvrir la beauté et l'immense variété du monde des abeilles.


Apiculture en Europe, une tradition ancestrale
Beekeeping in Europe, an ancestral tradition

Slovenia is the refuge of the Carniolan bee which the Slovenians hold in deep respect. Brane Kozinc has set up his hives on the Triglav, the country's highest mountain. At the heart of the Cevennes massif in France, the black bees that have lived there for millennia are being preserved.

Directors: Jacques Offre, François Chayé (France, 2018)
Les chasseurs de miel
Honey hunters

In southwest India, the Nilgiris live in one of the richest biospheres on the planet. Every year the hunter-gatherers await the Apis dorsata, the world's most aggressive giant migrating bee. In the Nepalese region of Manaslu, climbers are fearless when harvesting the bitter nectar of the Apis laboriosa.

Directors: François Chayé, David Perrier (France, 2018)
Bees guarantee the survival of a community

In Cape Reinga in New Zealand, the Maori beekeepers cover thousands of hectares each day to look after the bees that pollinate the sacred territory. In southeast Cameroon, in the equatorial jungle, the honey from wild bees is an essential resource for the Baka pygmy tribe of semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers.

Director: Jacques Offre (France, 2018)