“Bee” Movies

Francis, Freddie, dir. The Deadly Bees. Paramount Pictures, 1966. Film. 14 May 2013.

Francis, Freddie, dir. The Deadly Bees. Paramount Pictures, 1966. Film. 14 May 2013.

Bees truly are everywhere. Even in cinema you can find them. With the anticipation of the 2013 summer movies, I thought I would

Buitenhuis, Penelope, dir. Killer Bees!. Shavick Entertainment, 2002. Film. 14 May 2013.

Buitenhuis, Penelope, dir. Killer Bees!. Shavick Entertainment, 2002. Film. 14 May 2013.

investigate movies with bees as a main character.  I came across a few classics: The Deadly Bees (1966), Killer Bees (1974) and The Bees (1978). The movie posters are amazing.Then there are more modern movies such as Killer Bees! (2002). An updated version of bees attacking people. Run for your lives! If you like a little animation, the Bee Movie (2007) may “bee” it. The movie may radically misrepresent an actual hive; it does feature bees and was meant to be fun! You will not find killer swarms or psychic control here.

The next time you want to rent a movie or two, try picking up an oldie and pop up some popcorn and have a giggle. Enjoy!

Seinfeld, Jerry, perf. Bee Movie. DreamWorks Animation, 2007. Film. 14 May 2013.

Seinfeld, Jerry, perf. Bee Movie. DreamWorks Animation, 2007. Film. 14 May 2013.

The Bees

Zacharias, Alfredo, dir. The Bees. New World Pictures, 1978. Film. 14 May 2013.

 

 

 

 

Written By: Heather Eversole

Heather Eversole has written 20 post in this blog.

As a Faculty Research Assistant, I am a part of the Bee Diagnostic team located at the University of Maryland, College Park. I process samples for the Bee Informed Partnership and APHIS National Honey Bee Survey, primarily seeking out the parasitic mite, Varroa. I wear many hats including generating reports, managing lab functions as well as assisting undergraduates with honey bee related projects. Prior to my honey bee research interests I took part in submerged aquatic vegetation research projects located on the Chesapeake Bay as well as field work involving mangroves in Belize and Florida. You might say I was “stung” by honey bees and now I am hooked. I have my bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Maryland and always eager to expand my entomology knowledge.