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More Than Honey – review

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
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Vanishing of the Bees Movie Review

Vanishing of the Bees Movie Review
Title: Vanishing of the Bees Directors: George Langworthy and Maryam Henein Narrated by: Ellen Page One needn’t have necessarily grown up with a dog who becomes uneasy prior to the arrival of a big thunderstorm to know that environmental occurrences and problems are often foretold by subtle shifts in behavior in the animal kingdom. Such is the working hypothesis in this investigative nonfiction mystery, which examines the baffling and sudden disappearance of honeybees from their hives, a disturbingly increasing phenomenon. The first of two new documentaries on the subject, the forthrightly titled “Vanishing of the Bees”, narrated by Oscar nominee Ellen Page, shines a light on a fascinating and important...
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New Release: Vanishing of the Bees DVD

Vanishing of the Bees, a 2009 documentary about the mysterious disappearance of honeybees across the planet in recent years, is coming to DVD on June 14 from Entertainment One.

Known as “Colony Collapse Disorder,” this bizarre phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing, apples, broccoli, cherries and dozens of other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations reportedly pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food in our daily diets.

Directed by George Langworthy and Maryam Henein and narrated by Ellen Page (Peacock), Vanishing of the Bees follows two commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as they plead their case in Washington and travel across the Pacific Ocean in a quest to protect their honeybees.

Filming across the world, Vanishing examines the alarming disappearance
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