Patrick Farmer – Field Recording Archive #2. Apis Mellifera



2. Most of the recordings in this archive haven’t been specifically mastered, or even edited, beyond the contextual necessity of framing, most of them were never made with a particular project in mind. They are indicative of a phase in my life where I was rarely without a microphone. There are undoubtedly many ‘errors’ in these recordings. You may consider them how you wish of course, these unedited voices, volume swells, handling noise–pleasing contingencies–I’ve come to enjoy their presence, I even look forward to them.


A recording of honeybee vibrations, made at an experimental apiary in Gregynog University, Powys, Wales.  

Apis Mellifera