Filming a nature documentary in the mountains of Macedonia, directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov noticed beehives, which led them to one of Europe’s last wild beekeepers. Hatidze Muratova uses ancient methods to harvest honey, which she sells at market in Skopje. “Half for me and half for you” Hatidze repeats to the bees. But it’s a mantra that is in danger of being lost in the modern world.
Honeyland has a strong ecological message, but it's the life story of the woman that really hits home.