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Exclusive: Discovery sets premiere date for “Bee Czar” from Left/Right

Discovery Channel will air the premiere of a new docuseries, Bee Czar, on March 9 at 10PM ET/PT, the company announced on Thursday (Feb. 24). The series follows “Bee Czar” Walter ...
February 24, 2022

Discovery Channel will air the premiere of a new docuseries, Bee Czar, on March 9 at 10PM ET/PT, the company announced on Thursday (Feb. 24).

The series follows “Bee Czar” Walter Schumacher and his mission to save the planet through saving honeybees, all without wearing a protective suit — instead, he “communicates” with bees to avoid being stung. Schumacher works with his team at the American Honey Bee Protection Agency to rescue hives from places they’re unwanted, like the walls of a house or up a neighborhood tree, and relocate them to sites where they can thrive in peace.

Bee Czar will show Schumacher’s efforts to rebuild his business from the ground up after losing everything in the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming his family farm into a new headquarters for his work, and training rookie bee wranglers. The series will also feature his oldest son Will, who works to land contracts selling honey to businesses such as restaurants and distilleries.

Bee Czar is produced for Discovery by Left/Right, with Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Michael LaHaie, Pete Ross and Chad Hammel serving as executive producers. Lisa Lucas executive produces the series for Discovery.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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