Jimmy's Big Bee Rescue
2 x 47' Channel 4
Bees have been declared the most important creatures on Earth. They’re vital for pollinating the crops we rely on for food – but they are disappearing, fast. 46% of bee species have declined in the last ten years.
Farmer Jimmy Doherty - who studied entomology as a graduate student - is on a mission to prove that we can all help reverse the decline. In a year-long project, Jimmy confronts the crisis and recruits farmers, council planners and residents of Peterborough to join him in the battle to rescue Britain’s bees. Having organised a mass bee count across the city and surrounding countryside, Jimmy sets about transforming bee deserts into bee havens - but will his efforts have made a difference a year on?
This production was supported by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.