In 2015, filmmaker Naomi Mark returned home to Yukon after several years living in Vancouver. After a bout of pneumonia, her father informed the family of his chronic lung condition, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Growing up with four other siblings meant there wasn't always time for a lot of one-on-one, and Mark wanted to spend as much quality time with her dad as possible. She decided the best way to do this was to find a project they could both work on together.
"At the time, Dad had just returned to an old passion of beekeeping," Mark told CBC Arts. "On a visit home, he took me on a mission to move a beehive one night. Although beekeeping permeates memories of my childhood, it was never something I was really involved with. Getting to help my dad as an adult showed me two things: honeybees are completely fascinating, and learning to keep bees from my dad was something that wasn't going to be an option for too much longer."