The Weather Channel
From Bees to Blossoms
Director: Catherine Yrisarri
Production Company: Blue Chalk Media
Blue Chalk is working with The Weather Channel to produce a series of short films to be shared across the web and adapted for television. The films tell the stories of real people for whom having an accurate weather forecast is essential. Our fourth film follows commercial bee-keeper, Dave Hackenberg, as he trucks thousands of bees across the country to pollinate the country’s crops. From January through the summer, Dave loads his semi with hundreds of hives and drives from the almond tree blossoms in California to Florida and then onto Pennsylvania for apples, and finally all the way up to Maine for the blueberry pollination. Dave must track the weather forecast closely for the first signs of warming temperatures and spring so he can get his bees to the blooms on time to pollinate the year’s food crop.