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Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »
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Himself - World's Largest Beekeeper
Dennis Cardoza ...
Himself - Representative, California
Henri Clement ...
Himself - UNAF President
Jay Feldman ...
Himself - Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides
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Herself - Narrator
Maryann Frazier ...
Herself - Department of Entomology, Penn State University
Jean Glavany ...
Himself - French Politician
Davey Hackenberg ...
Himself - Beekeeper, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
David Hackenberg ...
Himself - Beekeeper, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
Gunther Hauk ...
Himself - Author, Toward Saving the Honeybee
Wayne Larsen ...
Himself - Pesticide Applicator
Dee Lusby ...
Herself - Founder, Organic Beekeeping Group
David Mendes ...
Himself - Beekeeper, Fort Myers, Florida
Philipp Mimkes ...
Himself - Coalition Against Bayer Dangers
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This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." To empower the audience, the documentary provides viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives. Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message - but will we listen? Written by Anonymous

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Fantastic!!
16 June 2011 | by (Eatonville, WA USA) – See all my reviews

I run a small organic apiary in Washington State. I took a year long course in bee keeping and read every book out there before I even started with my first colony. I attended all of the local Bee Keepers Association meetings and kept a journal of all of my findings during my hive inspections. I sought out natural remedies for some of the issues I had heard are common in bees in this region, I thought I was pretty well versed on the subject of organic beekeeping. AFter watching this film, I realized there was so much that I didn't know! So much that I never recognized many things to be problematic! I recommend all young and old with an interest in bees, eating healthy produce, the Earth to watch this film. It was an eye opener for me and it gave me the right kick to do what I can to make this world a better place for our bees and our future kin. I have since then accepted a position on the Board of Directors for the local bee keepers group and am trying with all my might to change the thought process of our local bee keepers! Thank you for further opening my eyes and making this wonderful film!


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