HBAF 2019 Presents - Royal Jelly

Te Mata Road, Havelock North, Havelock North

Comic characters, vivid story-telling, bee facts, physical theatre and puppetry combine to tell this story of Phoebe and her quest to save the bees. A funny, informative and visually beautiful show created by Beth Kayes and Katie Burson and performed by Mirabai Pease and Katie Burson.

Phoebe loves her bees and takes great pride in the hives she keeps in her backyard. She knows how important bees are for food production for humans: “Without bees there would be no chocolate because they pollinate the cocoa plant”. But she never expects to be shrunk and brought into the hive to solve an environmental problem.

Phoebe experiences the life of the hive first-hand: the diverse jobs, the hierarchy, the breeding of new queens, the processes of making honey, wax, propolis and of running the bee colony. She journeys between the hive and the human world, meeting scientists and bee royalty. Inspired, she looks for ways to help the bees so that humans will survive and learns about ‘kid activists’ who are making changes in their countries.

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Fri 25th Oct 2019, 1:00pm


Victoria Spiegeltent, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Te Mata Road, Havelock North, Havelock North

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