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Filmed during the Summer of 2014, Buzzin on the Roofs is a 30 minute documentary film about the bee hives of Manchester city centre and making the case for Pollinator friendly cities.

Created by the Baytree Bee Project, the film begins in Salford’s Kersal Vale Allotments with Harry Davies and Jack Hobbs talking about their work. The two men then cross the river Irwell to visit Manchester Cathedral. There they talk to Adrian Rhodes about his beehives and to hear about the history of the bees being kept monks along with the Church’s connections with bee keeping.

We then meet Kay Phillips of the Baytree Bee Project in the Cyprus Street Allotments in Harpurhey, who then takes us on a tour of North Manchester before visiting the Printworks beehives and talking its director Fred Booth, then Manchester Art Gallery to chat to John Mouncey.

All three hosts then come together at Manchester Museum, to chat to Sam Sportun about their beehive along with taking a look at their three and half thousand year old beehive found in Egypt.