Interview Questions

  • What kind of impact has beekeeping had on you and your family?
  • How has working as a family affected your business?
  • Why did beekeeping interest you and your family?
  • Have you seen a change in this community after you established your shop here?
  • What has kept your business successful for all these years?
  • What do you think about the declining bee population, and what do you think we could do about it?
  • What kind of problems have you had, if any, with the general care of the bees?
  • How has GMO and global warming impacted your business in any way?
  • What current developments and/or difficulties has your shop been going through?
  •  What plans do you have for the future of the business?
  • Proposal

     Heal The Hive

    Collaborators : "The Hive" ft. Rachel Isaak, Mitch Thompson, Joseph Portillo, Tiffany Ruaro, Nghi Le

    Overview : The story of family that runs Bee Healthy Honey Shop

    Audience : This will interest younger people who are concerned with the enviornment and want to help. 

    Objective : We want the audience to take away a higher respect for bees and beekeeping, maybe even a drive to keep bees in the future. 

    Audio : We will hear light hearted, happy music with some live sound, along with the voices of the family behind the Bee Healthy Honey Shop.


     This film will begin with a time lapse of us walking up to the front of the shop. Because of all the hexagonal wood shelves and the golden colors of the shop, the imagery will have a very warm and almost homey feel to it. With all the honey jars and the products on the shelves, it will begin with a basic overview of the shop and the daily routine of the store owner. This will be accompanied by warm music and to set up more of the feel that this is a nice place and that bees are nothing to be afraid of. We will follow this up with an interview of the person behind the counter, asking them questions about the shop and their family history. During this interview, we will show photos of their family and possible footage as well. So we will stage a tour of them to lead us back and showing us their bees. We will talk about how they switched locations and how that impacted them. We will go over any difficulties They've been having with their bees, whether it be GMO, swarming or anything of the sort. Any other environmental issues in the bay area or in general will be a big part of this documentary as well, showing that everything has impact on nature and beekeeping in general. Bees are a huge part of nature and unfortunately they are dying species. We will to do our best to alert the public about this issue, and show them why bees are so important along with give them a higher respect of the amazing creatures. We will talk about how the bees communicate with each other and make honey, hopefully giving a deeper insight to what goes on in the hive. Animation will be a good part of this section, giving us more control over how it appears and showing the process of their communication.


    Approach to our Documentary

    – Light-hearted and educational

    – Our POV, learning and distributing information and history of the Bee Healthy Honey Shop

    – Interviews of the family members and business 

    – Personal opinions from customers and the shop's beekeepers

    – Informational facts about bees and family history

    Interview Questions

    – What do you think of bees?

    – Do you like or dislike bees, and why?

    – Why do you think so many people dislike bees?

    – Do you think we'd all be better off without bees?

    – What are three things you know about bees?

    – When someone says "bees" what is your first thought?

    – Would you ever consider keeping bees?

    – What is important about bees/ keeping bees?

    – What is your favorite thing about bees?

    – Why do/ would you keep bees?





    Narration Script

    Why should you care about bees? How do they effect your life anyways? I hope by the end of this, I can answer that for you.

    Beekeeping can not only benifit you and your family, but can positiviley effect your community. Bees polinate 80% of our plants and agriculture, providing healthy and flurishing crops. Pollination is only the tip of the iceburg for these facinating insects, though. Honey has been used for millenia in many different ways. While honey is an aniseptic, it has been used by the early Egyptians for embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds. Today, honey is commonly used for it's anti-flammatory and antibacterial properties. Now BEESWAX! Don't even get me started! Beeswax is very commonly used in lotions and lip balms for it's incredible anti-flamatory and antibacterial properties (like honey). These natural items bees create are an incredible benifit for humanity. There are over 6,000 businesses run from keeping bees and selling their products. 

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