Honey Tasting Session and Movie Screening

Once you’ve harvested and extracted your honey, what’s the next step? Tasting it of course!

But first, there’s the little matter of labelling and hand-numbering 80 jars…

The honey tasting session, as always, was a great success, with over 30 people joining in to compare LSE Honey 2016 with the 2015 and 2014 vintages, as well as a couple of supermarket varieties (orange blossom and tropical forest honey).

The tasting session was followed by a movie screening – the movie having been picked by a democratic vote. The choices were Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation (a thriller about a dystopian future where real bees have died out and robotic drone bees are used for pollination); Bee Movie (an animated comedy about a rebel bee who wants to stop humans from exploiting bees); and More than Honey (an award-winning documentary about the age-old relationship between bees and humans, and why bees are dying out).

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In the end, Black Mirror narrowly won out over More than Honey (which we might end up screening next term), and a small (we prefer the phrase ‘exclusive and intimate’) group of students watched a dystopian nightmare unfold on the big screen while munching on free popcorn.

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5 thoughts on “Honey Tasting Session and Movie Screening”

  1. Congratulations and brilliant idea for a post-harvest celebration!
    But please explain why tireless, ageless mechanical bees represent a ‘dystopian’ future, even if they are capable of murder. (JK. And maybe I should watch the show.)

    1. Thank you Ron! I really recommend the show. The episodes share the same theme but they’re standalone plots, so you can jump straight to “Hated in the Nation” if you want to see robot bees.

      1. I just watched it!! I get Netflix, so I thought I’d give the show a try. I normally don’t like shows with gore (there’s a wee bit) or rude tongue (again, just a tad in there) but the drama was outstanding.
        I really enjoyed the entire show and highly recommend it. I’ll probably do a little blog piece on it to get the word out. Many thanks for introducing us all to this episode!

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