The Next Project

We’ve shown the methods of a master beekeeper with half a century of experience in Michigan.  Now we’re following the stories of multiple apiarists working in a variety of habitats and climates.

This next project, being produced for PBS, libraries, schools, and online streaming, is focused on the learning process – problem solving, setback, and triumph as it unfolds for newcomers to the activity.  It will demystify the process and encourage viewers to become “newbees” themselves.

Filming has already begun and will continue throughout the 2016 season.  If funding and other factors allow, we will visit beekeepers in the U.S, Japan, New Zealand, Tanzania, Scotland, Brazil, and other places.  The program will be released on PBS and DVD in 2017.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and funding is essential to make this positive outreach effort a success.  Individual contributions of any amount will go far (especially early in the process), and will be thanked in the program’s end credits.

Corporate and larger sponsor visibility will increase with contribution:

$100,000 – Main / Title Sponsor - 30 second underwriter message at open and close of the program, logo on DVD and web content, ancillary messaging and connectivity.

$50,000 – Major Sponsor - 15 second underwriter message at open and close of the program, logo on DVD and web content.

$15,000 - Sponsor – 5 second underwriter message at open and close of the program, logo on DVD and web content.

$5,000 - Additional Funding – Name listing in sponsor card at open and close of program plus listing in the end credits.

Contact: Jeremy Dunbar  1-586-945-1439  /  michiganshooter@gmail.com

The program will integrate exclusive ultra high speed (slow motion) footage of honey bees in flight, courtesy an early sponsorship by Phantom Camera.  Enjoy the fastest (slowest) these creatures have ever been filmed by humans:

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