Honey Hunters (Lowcy miodu)

Genre: Documentary | Duration: 77 min. | MPAA: N7 | 2016 | Countries: Poland, France | Subtitles English, Lithuanian

Originals languages

Polish, French, Nepali, Russian, English


Krystian Matysek


Magdalena Poplawska


Honey Hunters is a life story of bees and people. In order to get to the bottom of mysteries of the life of bees and show them to the audience, the camera enters a contemporary hive and a traditional wild beehive drilled in the trunk of an old tree. It wanders the forests in Poland and Ural, mountains in Nepal and roofs of Paris and Warsaw. For millions years bees have been laboriously building the natural environment of our planet. These days, they started to die by millions. A programme of wild tree beekeeping reintroduction was launched in Polish forests. It has been an ancient local tradition. A person keeping the bees in trees was called BARTNIK. Maybe reaching for the past, the original model of coexistence of bees and people, for wild tree beekeeping, can help us to save the bees? After watching Honey Hunters you too will like to have your own beehive and harvest your own honey!