image for Film item typePollination films at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Film, Wed 19 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017


Kew Gardens

020 8332 5655



Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 7 Aug - Sun 3 Sep Animation workshops: The Perfect Match
Mon 7 - Mon 28 Aug Dream Fairies: an adventure through Bubble Land
Mon 1 May - Thu 31 Aug Fascinating Flowers Themed Daily Walk
Mon 23 Jan - Sun 31 Dec Introduction to the Gardens
Sun 30 Jul - Fri 25 Aug Kew Pagoda Scaffold Tour
Wed 19 Jul - Sun 3 Sep Pollination films


Discover the secret world of pollination through our selection of films:

The life of the honey bee (1911)
A silent film by Charles Mason charting the life of a honey bee.

The hidden beauty of pollination (2011)
The recent puzzling loss of honey bees inspired filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg to produce his film “The Wings of Life”. This excerpt captures the world of pollination in captivating slow motion.

Bees’ needs: food and a home (2014)
Pollinators help us and together we can help them. This compelling animation tells the story of Bees’ Needs and Defra’s National Pollinator Strategy which aims to reverse pollinator decline.

Conversations in the beehive (2016)
Experience the conversations in a beehive as Dr Martin Bencsik investigates how honey bees communicate. The messages heard here influenced the soundtrack to The Hive.

Why bees are disappearing (2013)
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony having 40,000 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world's crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 19 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:30


Included with entry to the Gardens



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Map reference: TQ 187773  Lat: 51.48254 Long: -0.29120

Public transport is very convenient and there is limited parking. Victoria Gate, the principal gate, is on Kew Road (A307) and is a 7 minute walk from Kew Gardens Station.
Tube : Kew Gardens
Train : Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge
Bus: 65, 237, 267, 391
Car:Coming from the south or west on the A316 or M3 motorway (which becomes the A316) turn left at the Richmond roundabout onto Kew Road (A307). You will see the Pagoda to your left - park in a permitted place, alongside the Gardens, on Kew Road.
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Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available