• Publication date: October 24, 2017

The Secret Life of Bees

A teenager escapes her cruel father and runs away to the home of a group of female beekeepers where she learns about life.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC Max:

October 24, 2017 14:00 (KSA) ~ October 24, 2017 13:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Lily is a 14-year-old growing up in a small Southern town in 1964 and is haunted by memories of her dead mother.

Lily lives with her emotionally distant father, and her best friend is their African-American housekeeper Rosaleen.

After locals beat Rosaleen for attempting to register as a voter, Lily and Rosaleen set out to find the place where the only picture Lily has of her mother was taken.

It turns out to be the home of the independent Boatwright sisters, a trio who make a very successful living producing honey.

Lily and Rosaleen move in with them, and soon the girl learns about both beekeeping and life.


  • Queen Latifah
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Paul Bettany
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Alicia Keys
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Tristan Wilds
  • Hilarie Burton

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and some violence