This Audio Brand's Sound Quality Is So Amazing, Even Honeybees Are Fooled

Using Hive Recordings, the Bowers & Wilkins' Speaker Attracts More Bees

By Felicia Greiff. Published on Aug 27, 2015

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In this clever video, British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins demonstrates the sound quality of its new T7 portable Bluetooth speaker using the elegant, calming sounds of bees.

The film follows a sound recordist -- Sam Nightingale of Organic Sounds, who narrates the film -- as he tries to capture and play the sounds of honeybees on the Bowers & Wilkins device. Nightingale (who sticks his microphone right into the hive) said he wants to put a theory to the test: if he can replicate the honeybees' sounds with the speaker, will the bees flock to it thinking it's a hive? The final shots of the film reveal that, in fact, they do. As well being a great way to show off the speaker, the video ends on a topical note about the preservation of bees.

It was directed by Dan Pickard of production company Shuffle Media, and filmed on location in Stone Corner Farm, Kent, England.

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Aug 27, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins
Production Company:
Shuffle Media
Dan Pickard
Sound Director:
Sam Nightingale
Sound Company:
Organic Sounds

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