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More Than Honey – review

5 September 2013 3:15 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This documentary about the wonder of bees is fascinating throughout, but seems oddly unconcerned with the creatures' much-reported endangerment

Markus Imhoof's More Than Honey is an interesting, and interestingly laidback film, an almost restful look at honeybees and the way they are kept and cultivated across the world. In Austria, an elderly man keeps them the way his forebears did; in Germany they are rigorously studied; in the Us their commercial possibilities are savoured and in China they are worked harder than ever. But what about the worrying issue of the bees' apparent disappearance? The so-called "colony collapse disorder"? In George Langworthy and Maryam Henein's the 2009 documentary The Vanishing of the Bees, this was a matter of urgent concern, a possible eco-calamity. Without the bees' pollinating work, agriculture could collapse. Imhoof seems disconcertingly untroubled. Well, there is much to enjoy here, including the perennially fascinating question of whether »

- Peter Bradshaw

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