From Bees to Blossoms

About the Project

May 23, 2014
The Weather Channel

Blue Chalk worked with The Weather Channel to produce a series of short films to be shared across the web and adapted for television. The films tell the stories of real people for whom having an accurate weather forecast is essential.

Our fourth film follows commercial bee-keeper, Dave Hackenberg, as he trucks thousands of bees across the country to pollinate the country’s crops. Winter through summer, Dave loads his semi with hundreds of hives and drives from the almond tree blossoms in California to Florida and then on to Pennsylvania for apples, and finally all the way up to Maine for the blueberry pollination. Dave must track the weather forecast closely for the first signs of warming temperatures so that he can get his bees to the blooms on time. 


  • Catherine Yrisarri, Director, Producer
  • Nick Midwig, Director of Photography
  • Greg Snider, Editor
  • Gabriela Arp, Production Assistant
  • Alberto Munoz, Sound Recordist
  • Elizabeth Lim, Original Music
  • Ryan Mauk, Sound Design
  • Rob Finch, Executive Producer

Services Provided

  • Original Cinematography
  • Original Music Composition
  • Post-Production