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THE MAGIC TREES OF ASSAM

Secrets of the killer bees

Format : one-off
Duration : 52’
Available versions : Italian | French | English
Director : Paul Reddish
Author : Paul Reddish
Producer : ORF
Rights : TV & Inflight


In the north east corner of India, there is an animal so fierce that it is feared as much as the tiger. Yet it is little known. Its life, to this day, is surrounded by mystery. The creature is an insect, a honeybee, but it is no docile domesticated bee.

The giant honeybees of Assam are amongst the most aggressive of all animals. They have a reputation for attacking en masse and every year local people are badly stung and die. Survivors have harrowing tales of their experiences. Yet an Austrian scientist is now trying to discover the secrets of these enigmatic killer bees.